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Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc., is a closed end management investment company. Its investment objective is to sell current income and preservation of capital.

Market Cap: 228 Million

Primary Exchange: New York Stock Exchange

Website: http://www.agmfunds.com

Shares Outstanding: 14.5 Million

Float: 14.5 Million

Dividend: 1.245 (7.91%)

Beta: 0.386394

Sector: Financial Services

Industry: Asset Management

Short Interest (Feb 02, 2015): 3.84 Million

Ethical Flags

Longest drawdown: 1439 trading days

From: 2013-03-26 To: 2018-12-11

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Would You Lend To This Man?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 05:59:03:000

By Andrew Mulliner, CFA, Ryan Myerberg Portfolio Managers Andrew Mulliner and Ryan Myerberg take a candid look at escalating U.S. debt and the implications for bond investors. It's All about Lifting Weights We are not really talking about lending directly to Uncle Sam here, but the she… read more...

2019 Market Outlook: Fixed Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 13:39:42:000

By Kathy A. Jones Peak expectations The worst may be over for the bond bear market. After more than two years of steadily rising bond yields (and falling bond prices, which move inversely to yields), our research suggests that 10-year Treasury bond yields may have peaked for this tighten… read more...

U.S. junk bonds decline amid trade uncertainty, oil rebound

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 11:28:49:000

Junk investors pulled cash from U.S. high-yield funds for three straight weeks and seven of the last 12 weeks, with Lipper reporting anoutflow of $828M last week. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse H… read more...

Back To The 1950s: Tracing Out 25 Years Of The Credit Bubble

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 09:21:18:000

While the current cycle of declining interest rates has been running for at least 25 years, the most recent iteration of the period has been exceptionally benign. Since the end of the global financial crisis, corporate and, to a greater extent government, borrowing costs have run at the levels… read more...

JPMorgan sees latest sell-off overpricing recession risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 17:18:07:000

JPMorgan Chase sees the pessimism in equity and high-yield bond markets as overdone, as it sees only a 20% to 30% chance of a recession in 2019, with an increased probability in 2020, Bloomberg reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays … read more...

JPMorgan sees latest sell-off overpricing recession risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 17:18:07:000

JPMorgan Chase sees the pessimism in equity and high-yield bond markets as overdone, as it sees only a 20% to 30% chance of a recession in 2019, with an increased probability in 2020, Bloomberg reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays … read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust Best Performing YTD Return On NAV

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 08:40:37:000

Introduction In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust Best Performing YTD Return On NAV

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 08:40:37:000

Introduction In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less… read more...

Credit Selection In A Late-Cycle Environment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 12:08:39:000

By Rebecca Young, CFA Rebecca Young, Portfolio Manager on the Strategic Fixed Income team, shares her views on the topical issues in credit markets, explaining where she and the team see risks and opportunities. Economies do not grow evenly; there are ups and downs as an economy moves … read more...

The Rise And Fall Of 'Great Expectations'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 09:02:10:000

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. - C… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.08 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 08:40:43:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.08/share special dividend . More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

The Chemist's Closed-End Fund Report - November 2018: Discounts Blow Out As The Stock Market Corrects

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 14:11:24:000

Author's note: All data is as of November 2, 2018, so numbers may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 500-plus closed-end funds ((CEFs)) for further … read more...

How Credit Investors Can Navigate The Waves Of A Paradigm Shift

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 08:37:03:000

By Tracy Chen, CFA, CAIA The past decade following the global financial crisis has offered a cornucopia of good returns for most credit investors, despite occasional bumps along the way including the taper tantrum, European sovereign debt crisis, and Chinas currency devaluation. … read more...

4 Things You Should Know About High-Yield Bonds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 04:47:44:000

By Brian J. Lavin, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of U.S. High Yield Fixed Income The risks and rewards of high-yield bonds. And how interest rates, the energy sector and tariffs factor in. 1. Higher risks require higher yields. There are more risks in high-yield bonds compared … read more...

Debt Bulge Raises Stakes For U.S. Equity Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 09:11:30:000

By Frank Caruso and John Fogarty US corporate debt has surged over the past decade. As rates begin to rise from historic lows, focusing on quality companies with healthy balance sheets can help equity investors avoid danger zones. Ultra-low interest rates have fueled financial markets fo… read more...

Debt Bulge Raises Stakes For U.S. Equity Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 09:11:30:000

By Frank Caruso and John Fogarty US corporate debt has surged over the past decade. As rates begin to rise from historic lows, focusing on quality companies with healthy balance sheets can help equity investors avoid danger zones. Ultra-low interest rates have fueled financial markets fo… read more...

Rates Of Change

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 03:27:29:000

By Joseph V. Amato, President and Chief Investment Officer - Equities Why a change of tack at the Fed and credit market volatility may be positive for equities. For all the headlines generated by the October stock market sell-off, equity investors should note that the real action, in m… read more...

Rates Of Change

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 03:27:29:000

By Joseph V. Amato, President and Chief Investment Officer - Equities Why a change of tack at the Fed and credit market volatility may be positive for equities. For all the headlines generated by the October stock market sell-off, equity investors should note that the real action, in m… read more...

The Corporate Bond Market Is Getting Junkier

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 00:06:39:000

No doubt that retail investors stomachs are churning from the stock markets recent gyrations. Now, Mom and Pop investors may also be overcome with indigestion from the flagging corporate bonds in their portfolios. Moodys Investors Service recently warned that an unp… read more...

The Corporate Bond Market Is Getting Junkier

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 00:06:39:000

No doubt that retail investors stomachs are churning from the stock markets recent gyrations. Now, Mom and Pop investors may also be overcome with indigestion from the flagging corporate bonds in their portfolios. Moodys Investors Service recently warned that an unp… read more...

PM Perspectives: Searching For Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-02 05:02:16:000

By John Lloyd In this video, Co-Head of Global Credit Research and Portfolio Manager John Lloyd discusses where investors can source income while trying to manage risk in a rising rate environment. He highlights where they see possible opportunities that may offer income while mitigating r… read more...

Zollverein

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 10:08:09:000

"An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war." - Montesquieu Watching with interest the evolution of the Brexit negotiations in conjunction with the tone down stance between Italy and the European Commission surrounding the budget, while waiting for the next G20 and potential US… read more...

Zollverein

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 10:08:09:000

"An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war." - Montesquieu Watching with interest the evolution of the Brexit negotiations in conjunction with the tone down stance between Italy and the European Commission surrounding the budget, while waiting for the next G20 and potential US… read more...

Zollverein

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 10:08:09:000

"An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war." - Montesquieu Watching with interest the evolution of the Brexit negotiations in conjunction with the tone down stance between Italy and the European Commission surrounding the budget, while waiting for the next G20 and potential US… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - Blackstone/GSO Funds With Distribution Increase, Aberdeen Income Credit Strategies Fund Opportunity For Bottom Fishing Arises

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-28 11:36:07:000

In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less rate-sensitive… read more...

PM Perspectives: Our Positive Prognosis For High Yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-28 02:19:26:000

By Seth Meyer In this video, Portfolio Manager Seth Meyer discusses the latest in high-yield fixed income, including how the market has changed and the current health of fundamentals and technicals within the sector. He also shares some strategies he believes can help generate yield whi… read more...

This Week In Money - November 24, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-25 01:48:23:000

Ross Clark Oil, Gold, Stocks, and Junk Bonds Wolf Richter Stock Market, Real Estate and Interest Rates. Peter Ingram Tax Planning, Cross Border Tax. Larry Reaugh - President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. Jim Pettit - Pre… read more...

This Week In Money - November 24, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-25 01:48:23:000

Ross Clark Oil, Gold, Stocks, and Junk Bonds Wolf Richter Stock Market, Real Estate and Interest Rates. Peter Ingram Tax Planning, Cross Border Tax. Larry Reaugh - President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. Jim Pettit - Pre… read more...

This Week In Money - November 24, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-25 01:48:23:000

Ross Clark Oil, Gold, Stocks, and Junk Bonds Wolf Richter Stock Market, Real Estate and Interest Rates. Peter Ingram Tax Planning, Cross Border Tax. Larry Reaugh - President & CEO of American Manganese Inc. Jim Pettit - Pre… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - A Bearish Week For The Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 11:48:22:000

In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less rate-sensitive… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - A Bearish Week For The Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 11:48:22:000

In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less rate-sensitive… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - A Bearish Week For The Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 11:48:22:000

In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less rate-sensitive… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - A Bearish Week For The Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 11:48:22:000

In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less rate-sensitive… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - This Fund Is Traded At Almost 16% Discount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 10:42:52:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - This Fund Is Traded At Almost 16% Discount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 10:42:52:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - This Fund Is Traded At Almost 16% Discount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 10:42:52:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - This Fund Is Traded At Almost 16% Discount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 10:42:52:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

High-yield market ponders GE as the gorilla

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 07:48:35:000

Junk spreads continue to make new two-year highs on nearly a daily basis. Yes, financial markets overall are jittery and oil has been plunging, but there's also General Electric (NYSE: GE ). More news on: General Electric, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barcl… read more...

High-yield market ponders GE as the gorilla

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 07:48:35:000

Junk spreads continue to make new two-year highs on nearly a daily basis. Yes, financial markets overall are jittery and oil has been plunging, but there's also General Electric (NYSE: GE ). More news on: General Electric, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barcl… read more...

High-yield market ponders GE as the gorilla

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 07:48:35:000

Junk spreads continue to make new two-year highs on nearly a daily basis. Yes, financial markets overall are jittery and oil has been plunging, but there's also General Electric (NYSE: GE ). More news on: General Electric, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barcl… read more...

High-yield market ponders GE as the gorilla

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 07:48:35:000

Junk spreads continue to make new two-year highs on nearly a daily basis. Yes, financial markets overall are jittery and oil has been plunging, but there's also General Electric (NYSE: GE ). More news on: General Electric, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barcl… read more...

The House Of Pain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 09:04:29:000

I don't care which sector you are in. I don't care which asset class is your priority. With the bare exception, lately, of Treasuries, we are in the House of Pain. In the last 60 days the DJIA is down 8.7%. The [[QQQ]], the largest of the ETFs representing the FAANG stocks, is down 13.0% and… read more...

The Chemist's Quality Closed-End Fund Report - October 2018: This Senior Loan Fund Has Increasing NII And Great Coverage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 16:00:08:000

Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 500-plus closed-end funds (CEFs) for further due diligence and investigation. It seems that a very many number of investors, understandably, place a great emphasis on coverage and return of capital. W… read more...

The Chemist's Quality Closed-End Fund Report - October 2018: This Senior Loan Fund Has Increasing NII And Great Coverage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 16:00:08:000

Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 500-plus closed-end funds (CEFs) for further due diligence and investigation. It seems that a very many number of investors, understandably, place a great emphasis on coverage and return of capital. W… read more...

Corporate Treasuries Have Chosen A Life That Does Not Have A Future

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 14:25:17:000

This week's note will begin by reiterating our bullish theme on the Natural Gas market. We have been clamoring for weeks about both the technical and fundamental backdrop that continues to underpin this Bull Run. We have highlighted supply constraints as well as the fact that nobody seems to… read more...

Corporate Treasuries Have Chosen A Life That Does Not Have A Future

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 14:25:17:000

This week's note will begin by reiterating our bullish theme on the Natural Gas market. We have been clamoring for weeks about both the technical and fundamental backdrop that continues to underpin this Bull Run. We have highlighted supply constraints as well as the fact that nobody seems to… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 16:48:57:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 16:48:57:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares December 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-16 16:46:00:000

(NYSE:AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of December 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares December 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-16 16:46:00:000

(NYSE:AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of December 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date… read more...

Credit Markets: To BBB Or Not To BBB?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 13:55:39:000

Financial media and investors have been focusing on the BBB segment of the U.S. investment grade ((IG)) corporate bond market this year. At $3.1 trillion in market capitalization (nearly quadrupled from a decade ago), BBBs constitute nearly half of the investment grade corporate universe, acco… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - Take A Look At Pioneer Floating Rate Trust

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 07:08:17:000

Introduction In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - Buy This 8.90% Yielder At A 12.30% Discount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 11:58:12:000

The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds. And this feature… read more...

Gundlach: U.S. High Yield Spread Heading Into Recession

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 02:05:00:000

Original Post Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Asset Allocation webcast for the month of November 2018, discussing the U.S. high yield spread heading into recession. TAB I - Global Overview G4 Central Banks' Balance Sheets Fed = Federal Reserve, BOJ = Bank of Japan, ECB = European C… read more...

Macro Speculations: The Winter Is Coming... Or Is It Already Here?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 01:15:26:000

Presently, the main doubt tormenting me is whether we are already in a long-term bear market or not. Everybody seems to hold the view that we are still some time away from it, and this is, precisely, what worries me. One of the most interesting facts about economic recessions and bear mark… read more...

Recent Data Suggest What Could Be The Last Nail In This Bull's Coffin

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 09:57:05:000

All good things come to an end, even economic growth cycles. The present one is getting long in the tooth. While it doesnt have to end now, it will eventually end. And signs suggest we are coming to that point. Theres no doubtnone, zero, zipthis will happen…. read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - Some CEFs Increased Distribution, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund With -3.3 Z-Score

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 11:47:47:000

In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less rate-sensitive… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - Some CEFs Increased Distribution, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund With -3.3 Z-Score

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 11:47:47:000

In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less rate-sensitive… read more...

Weekly Review: Senior Loan CEFs - Some CEFs Increased Distribution, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund With -3.3 Z-Score

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 11:47:47:000

In this article, I will provide a weekly review of CEFs that invest in senior loans. Considering the risk and return, senior loans are positioned between investment grade corporate bonds and high-yield bonds. Usually, they have a floating rate feature and are expected to be less rate-sensitive… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - The Relative Analysis Makes Me Think This Fund Is Undervalued

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 06:08:29:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bond… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - The Relative Analysis Makes Me Think This Fund Is Undervalued

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 06:08:29:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bond… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - The Relative Analysis Makes Me Think This Fund Is Undervalued

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 06:08:29:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bond… read more...

Corporate Debt Might Not Be The Spark But Can Easily Be The Accelerator

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 14:18:14:000

Background A few months ago, I wrote about the The Fed Dilemma . I have since then discussed the various points in more details. The last financial crisis was primarily caused by high leverage among households and financial institutions. Banks have deleveraged significantly since then and t… read more...

Corporate Debt Might Not Be The Spark But Can Easily Be The Accelerator

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 14:18:14:000

Background A few months ago, I wrote about the The Fed Dilemma . I have since then discussed the various points in more details. The last financial crisis was primarily caused by high leverage among households and financial institutions. Banks have deleveraged significantly since then and t… read more...

Corporate Debt Might Not Be The Spark But Can Easily Be The Accelerator

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 14:18:14:000

Background A few months ago, I wrote about the The Fed Dilemma . I have since then discussed the various points in more details. The last financial crisis was primarily caused by high leverage among households and financial institutions. Banks have deleveraged significantly since then and t… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - A Fund With -3.00 Z-Score Caught My Attention

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 10:06:13:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - A Fund With -3.00 Z-Score Caught My Attention

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 10:06:13:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - A Fund With -3.00 Z-Score Caught My Attention

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 10:06:13:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Junk Bonds Still 'A-Okay'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 03:16:20:000

In the last five years, every time the stock market weakened by a similar magnitude as we saw this October, there was notable junk bond credit-spread widening. Even if one goes back further in time and looks at all sell-offs in this bull market that started in March 2009, one would see that se… read more...

Junk Bonds Still 'A-Okay'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 03:16:20:000

In the last five years, every time the stock market weakened by a similar magnitude as we saw this October, there was notable junk bond credit-spread widening. Even if one goes back further in time and looks at all sell-offs in this bull market that started in March 2009, one would see that se… read more...

Junk Bonds Still 'A-Okay'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 03:16:20:000

In the last five years, every time the stock market weakened by a similar magnitude as we saw this October, there was notable junk bond credit-spread widening. Even if one goes back further in time and looks at all sell-offs in this bull market that started in March 2009, one would see that se… read more...

The Capital Pain Of Reaching For Marginally Higher Yields

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 12:00:38:000

Reaching for marginally more yield in corporate debt and equities, while taking on much higher capital risk, is dumb money management. And yet, it continues to be the consensus financial recommendation. Today, because BAA-corporate bonds have been indiscriminately bought at high prices, thei… read more...

The Capital Pain Of Reaching For Marginally Higher Yields

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 12:00:38:000

Reaching for marginally more yield in corporate debt and equities, while taking on much higher capital risk, is dumb money management. And yet, it continues to be the consensus financial recommendation. Today, because BAA-corporate bonds have been indiscriminately bought at high prices, thei… read more...

Active Bond Management: Adding Value In A Shifting Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 09:38:11:000

By Ashok K. Bhatia, CFA There are a variety of factors that suggest an active approach to fixed income is a preferred option, which may become even more evident as policy normalization continues and the long-lived credit cycle eventually returns. Given the surging popularity of passive… read more...

Is The October Selloff Really 'The Big One'?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-27 13:02:54:000

Back on October 11, when U.S. stocks were careening lower for a second consecutive day in a dubious encore to the previous session's systematic rout, BofAML's Michael Hartnett noted that the bank's Global Breadth Rule had triggered a buy signal. "89% of MSCI country equity indices are below … read more...

Global Credit Economic Summary And Outlook Q3 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-27 01:49:17:000

Domestic Summary The economy continued to expand at an above-trend rate in the third quarter of 2018, following the seasonally adjusted annual rate of growth of 4.2% reported for the second quarter. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlantas GDPNow estimate (as of Oc… read more...

Tracking HY Defaults In 2018: What's In Your Index?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 09:24:51:000

By Bradley Krom, Associate Director of Research and Josh Shapiro, CFA, Quantitative Strategist Amid the recent sell-off in risky assets, many investors are wondering if this is a momentary blip or the beginning of a more protracted slowdown. While some seem content to hold (or even add to)… read more...

The Most Bullish Sign In An Otherwise Bearish Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 14:24:29:000

The Most Bullish Sign In An Otherwise Bearish Market There has been a minimal amount of good news in the equity market over the past few weeks. The S&P 500 is down over 8% this month alone with other sectors such as Regional Banks ( KRE ) and Housing ( ITB ) falling 10.3% and 7.4% in the… read more...

Junk Bonds Say It's Too Early To Fret

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 01:22:11:000

Because of the below-normal volatility in stocks over the past five years, save for sharp corrections that were few and far between, the recent sell-off in the S&P 500 from 2940 to 2710 has generated the usual worried calls from clients wondering if "the top is in." My answer is that it wo… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - A 9.51% Yielder Is Traded At 13.21% Discount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 23:20:08:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Junk bonds outpace S&P 500 this half on a solid October

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 10:11:22:000

While it's been a harsh month for stocks, junk bonds are outpacing the S&P 500 this half, Bloomberg First Word reports. More news on: Netflix, Inc., Uber, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, Financial stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Taxable Fixed Income 3rd Quarter 2018 Review And Outlook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 03:15:00:000

During the third quarter, stronger than expected growth and falling unemployment coincided with positive market returns for both stock and bond investors. In this commentary, Brian Meaney, CFA reviews the third quarter of 2018 and examines the Fixed Income Investment Teams outlook fo… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 10:01:00:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares November 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-22 08:30:00:000

(NYSE:AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of November 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date… read more...

Market Clings To Support

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-21 07:27:42:000

Over the last couple of weeks, as interest rates surged above 3%, we explored the question of whether something had " just broken" in the market. Did Something Just Break? 10-05-18 Yes, Something Just Broke 10-12-18 This is an important question given the current stance by t… read more...

Credit Spreads And The Stock Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 07:24:12:000

Editor's note: Originally published at tsi-blog.com on October 16, 2018. This post was prompted by a recent article authored by the always thought-provoking Pater Tenebrarum (a pseudonym) at acting-man.com. The article looks at the relationship between credit spreads and the stock … read more...

Credit Spreads And The Stock Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 07:24:12:000

Editor's note: Originally published at tsi-blog.com on October 16, 2018. This post was prompted by a recent article authored by the always thought-provoking Pater Tenebrarum (a pseudonym) at acting-man.com. The article looks at the relationship between credit spreads and the stock … read more...

Credit Spreads And The Stock Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 07:24:12:000

Editor's note: Originally published at tsi-blog.com on October 16, 2018. This post was prompted by a recent article authored by the always thought-provoking Pater Tenebrarum (a pseudonym) at acting-man.com. The article looks at the relationship between credit spreads and the stock … read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - September 2018: A Look At Franklin Universal Trust

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 06:40:29:000

Please note : This article was first released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory members 1 month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 50… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - September 2018: A Look At Franklin Universal Trust

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 06:40:29:000

Please note : This article was first released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory members 1 month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 50… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - September 2018: A Look At Franklin Universal Trust

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 06:40:29:000

Please note : This article was first released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory members 1 month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 50… read more...

Are Credit Spreads Still A Leading Indicator For The Stock Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 03:26:52:000

By Pater Tenebrarum A Well-Established Tradition Seemingly out of the blue, equities suffered a few bad hair days recently. As regular readers know, we have long argued that one should expect corrections in the form of mini-crashes to strike with very little advance warning, due to iss… read more...

Are Credit Spreads Still A Leading Indicator For The Stock Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 03:26:52:000

By Pater Tenebrarum A Well-Established Tradition Seemingly out of the blue, equities suffered a few bad hair days recently. As regular readers know, we have long argued that one should expect corrections in the form of mini-crashes to strike with very little advance warning, due to iss… read more...

Why Lower Rates On Treasury Bonds Won't Be Good For Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:16:42:000

I want to share a point of view about what's moving the markets that pushes back on a point of view reflected in a post Thursday after the close by a Seeking Alpha editor. The point made was that: A drop in bond yields today offered some relief for stock traders, who have been cautious … read more...

Why Lower Rates On Treasury Bonds Won't Be Good For Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:16:42:000

I want to share a point of view about what's moving the markets that pushes back on a point of view reflected in a post Thursday after the close by a Seeking Alpha editor. The point made was that: A drop in bond yields today offered some relief for stock traders, who have been cautious … read more...

Why Lower Rates On Treasury Bonds Won't Be Good For Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:16:42:000

I want to share a point of view about what's moving the markets that pushes back on a point of view reflected in a post Thursday after the close by a Seeking Alpha editor. The point made was that: A drop in bond yields today offered some relief for stock traders, who have been cautious … read more...

Junk bond investors pull cash as yield hits two-year peak

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 08:49:59:000

High-yield investors took back $5.36B from Oct. 4 to Oct. 9, the most since February and the fourth largest ever, JPMorgan wrote, citing Lippert. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Fi… read more...

Junk bond investors move more cash into funds despite bond slump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 08:28:47:000

Paying little heed to falling stock and bond markets, junk bond investors are putting more cash into retail funds. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financial stocks news, News on ET… read more...

Junk bond investors move more cash into funds despite bond slump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 08:28:47:000

Paying little heed to falling stock and bond markets, junk bond investors are putting more cash into retail funds. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financial stocks news, News on ET… read more...

Junk bond investors move more cash into funds despite bond slump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 08:28:47:000

Paying little heed to falling stock and bond markets, junk bond investors are putting more cash into retail funds. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financial stocks news, News on ET… read more...

Junk bond investors move more cash into funds despite bond slump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 08:28:47:000

Paying little heed to falling stock and bond markets, junk bond investors are putting more cash into retail funds. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financial stocks news, News on ET… read more...

Junk bond investors move more cash into funds despite bond slump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 08:28:47:000

Paying little heed to falling stock and bond markets, junk bond investors are putting more cash into retail funds. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financial stocks news, News on ET… read more...

Junk bond ETF's September outflow signals investor anxiety: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 10:19:30:000

investors pulled more than $2B from the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Exchange-Traded Fund ( HYG -0.3% ) last month, the most in a single month since May 2016, the Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomber… read more...

Chart Of The Week: Fed Vs. Credit

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 03:51:42:000

This week it's two very topical developments on the one chart. The Fed has delivered yet another rate hike and shows no signs of slowing down, and importantly - high yield credit spreads have moved to new post-crisis lows. The chart comes from a report on the Fed and markets , in which … read more...

Short-Term High Yield: The Road Less Traveled

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-29 04:48:28:000

By Christian Brobst As interest rates normalize, investors are revisiting their asset allocations - and especially their fixed income positions. When it comes to fixed income, many investors may not appreciate the breadth in the asset class and the potential opportunities this diversity pr… read more...

Short-Term High Yield: The Road Less Traveled

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-29 04:48:28:000

By Christian Brobst As interest rates normalize, investors are revisiting their asset allocations - and especially their fixed income positions. When it comes to fixed income, many investors may not appreciate the breadth in the asset class and the potential opportunities this diversity pr… read more...

Short-Term High Yield: The Road Less Traveled

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-29 04:48:28:000

By Christian Brobst As interest rates normalize, investors are revisiting their asset allocations - and especially their fixed income positions. When it comes to fixed income, many investors may not appreciate the breadth in the asset class and the potential opportunities this diversity pr… read more...

Short-Term High Yield: The Road Less Traveled

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-29 04:48:28:000

By Christian Brobst As interest rates normalize, investors are revisiting their asset allocations - and especially their fixed income positions. When it comes to fixed income, many investors may not appreciate the breadth in the asset class and the potential opportunities this diversity pr… read more...

Riskiest of junk bonds on pace for three-year winning streak

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 11:49:36:000

U.S. bonds rated CCC or lower are outperforming higher-rated debt with a 1% total return month-to-date, according to ICE bond index data; year-to-date return is 5.8%. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suis… read more...

Energy company bonds rally as firms capitalize on rising oil prices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-27 18:49:22:000

Chesapeake Energys (NYSE: CHK ) issue of new bonds yesterday were the most actively traded corporate bonds in the U.S. , an example of the comeback in debt issued by oil and gas companies this year. More news on: Chesapeake Energy Corporation, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate … read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - This Fund Seems Undervalued Relative To Peers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 10:07:10:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - This Fund Seems Undervalued Relative To Peers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 10:07:10:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Moving Up In Credit Quality For Better Durability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 13:15:04:000

By Reema Agarwal, CFA, Vice President, Director of Research, Floating Rate Debt Group, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group; Glenn Voyles, Senior Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management, Corporate Bonds, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group; Marc Kremer, CFA, Vice President, Portfo… read more...

Moving Up In Credit Quality For Better Durability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 13:15:04:000

By Reema Agarwal, CFA, Vice President, Director of Research, Floating Rate Debt Group, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group; Glenn Voyles, Senior Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management, Corporate Bonds, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group; Marc Kremer, CFA, Vice President, Portfo… read more...

Moving Up In Credit Quality For Better Durability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 13:15:04:000

By Reema Agarwal, CFA, Vice President, Director of Research, Floating Rate Debt Group, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group; Glenn Voyles, Senior Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management, Corporate Bonds, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group; Marc Kremer, CFA, Vice President, Portfo… read more...

Moving Up In Credit Quality For Better Durability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 13:15:04:000

By Reema Agarwal, CFA, Vice President, Director of Research, Floating Rate Debt Group, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group; Glenn Voyles, Senior Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management, Corporate Bonds, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group; Marc Kremer, CFA, Vice President, Portfo… read more...

High Yield For Granny (Part 2): Savvy 'Widows & Orphans' Portfolio Re-Visited

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 06:34:39:000

Our "High Yield for Granny" article ( link here ) last March introduced the idea that you could achieve an "Income Factory" strategy at various levels of yield, risk and return. In particular, we introduced a portfolio of solid closed-end funds whose average distribution was about 8% as an alt… read more...

High Yield For Granny (Part 2): Savvy 'Widows & Orphans' Portfolio Re-Visited

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 06:34:39:000

Our "High Yield for Granny" article ( link here ) last March introduced the idea that you could achieve an "Income Factory" strategy at various levels of yield, risk and return. In particular, we introduced a portfolio of solid closed-end funds whose average distribution was about 8% as an alt… read more...

High Yield For Granny (Part 2): Savvy 'Widows & Orphans' Portfolio Re-Visited

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 06:34:39:000

Our "High Yield for Granny" article ( link here ) last March introduced the idea that you could achieve an "Income Factory" strategy at various levels of yield, risk and return. In particular, we introduced a portfolio of solid closed-end funds whose average distribution was about 8% as an alt… read more...

High Yield For Granny (Part 2): Savvy 'Widows & Orphans' Portfolio Re-Visited

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 06:34:39:000

Our "High Yield for Granny" article ( link here ) last March introduced the idea that you could achieve an "Income Factory" strategy at various levels of yield, risk and return. In particular, we introduced a portfolio of solid closed-end funds whose average distribution was about 8% as an alt… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 16:20:14:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 16:20:14:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 16:20:14:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares October 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-19 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of October 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares October 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-19 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of October 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares October 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-19 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of October 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date… read more...

Don't Buy Another Bond Fund Until You See This Chart

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 03:45:21:000

By Anthony Summers Junk bonds… We've all been taught to avoid them. Common opinion suggests junk bonds are loaded with too much risk. But has the "junk" moniker turned conservative investors away from otherwise good investment opportunities? The truth is much of today's junk bon... read more...

Don't Buy Another Bond Fund Until You See This Chart

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 03:45:21:000

By Anthony Summers Junk bonds… We've all been taught to avoid them. Common opinion suggests junk bonds are loaded with too much risk. But has the "junk" moniker turned conservative investors away from otherwise good investment opportunities? The truth is much of today's junk bon... read more...

Where Are We In The U.S. Credit Cycle?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 01:58:18:000

Even as the Federal Reserve seems intent on raising interest rates, some investors are turning to U.S. high-yield bonds. So just where are we in the credit cycle and is the yield in high yield bonds properly compensating investors for risks? Kim Parlee speaks with Greg Kocik, Managing Dir… read more...

Where Are We In The U.S. Credit Cycle?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 01:58:18:000

Even as the Federal Reserve seems intent on raising interest rates, some investors are turning to U.S. high-yield bonds. So just where are we in the credit cycle and is the yield in high yield bonds properly compensating investors for risks? Kim Parlee speaks with Greg Kocik, Managing Dir… read more...

Where Are We In The U.S. Credit Cycle?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 01:58:18:000

Even as the Federal Reserve seems intent on raising interest rates, some investors are turning to U.S. high-yield bonds. So just where are we in the credit cycle and is the yield in high yield bonds properly compensating investors for risks? Kim Parlee speaks with Greg Kocik, Managing Dir… read more...

The Chemist's Quality Closed-End Fund Report - August 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 13:48:03:000

Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 500-plus closed-end funds for further due diligence and investigation. Based on the feedback and comments that I see in both my premium and public articles, it seems that a very many number of inves… read more...

Is The Corporate Bond Market Overheating? Look At The Lenders

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 06:00:02:000

Recently, a growing number of investors and market commentators have been advocating for caution in credit lending - rightfully so, in my opinion. However, despite the publicity this has received in the press, it appears that little has actually been done to clamp down on aggressive lending. P… read more...

Is It Time To Start Taking Profits In Junk Bonds?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 02:26:27:000

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again later this month, but if that's another signal that headwinds are building for fixed-income securities, the warning isn't resonating in the junk bond market these days. The crowd's appetite for below-investment-grade US debt remai… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - 8% Yielder With One Of The Highest UNII Balance Per Share

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 12:55:17:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Poker Tilt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 07:26:21:000

"If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you." - Paul Newman Looking at the tentative rebound in gold prices thanks to the fall of the US dollar on conjunction with some respite for some selected Emerging Markets ((EM)) as well as… read more...

Poker Tilt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 07:26:21:000

"If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you." - Paul Newman Looking at the tentative rebound in gold prices thanks to the fall of the US dollar on conjunction with some respite for some selected Emerging Markets ((EM)) as well as… read more...

Poker Tilt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 07:26:21:000

"If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you." - Paul Newman Looking at the tentative rebound in gold prices thanks to the fall of the US dollar on conjunction with some respite for some selected Emerging Markets ((EM)) as well as… read more...

The Flattening To Focus On

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 02:36:38:000

The flattening Treasury yield curve is getting a lot of attention, but there's another flattening that is arguably of greater importance: the narrowing return gap between low- and high-risk assets. Jeff explains. The only thing more persistent than the flattening yield curve between two-ye… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 22:53:15:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 22:53:15:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 22:53:15:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Reading The Signs: Investment Grade Bonds Present Warning And Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 06:29:23:000

By Gershon Distenfeld US investment grade corporate bonds look cheaper today than their lower-quality counterparts in the high yield market. Is this the buying opportunity of a lifetime? Not exactly. A closer look reveals there's actually method to the madness. Both investment grade and … read more...

Interview Chart Book: The Markets Are Waving A Huge Red Flag

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 11:41:04:000

Last week, I spent some time with Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity discussing a variety of issues ranging from the stock market to the economy to the debt. As you listen to the embedded interview, I have included the relevant charts to support the points I was making. I have edited down … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 16:37:36:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , 2.9% increase from prior dividend of $0.104. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 16:37:36:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , 2.9% increase from prior dividend of $0.104. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.107 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 16:37:36:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.107/share monthly dividend , 2.9% increase from prior dividend of $0.104. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares September 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-08-15 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of September 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Da… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares September 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-08-15 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of September 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Da… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares September 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.107 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-08-15 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of September 2018 of $0.107 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Da… read more...

Watch The Leverage!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 07:33:20:000

By Julie Hammond, CFA "We're transitioning into a very delicate and challenging time for fixed-income investing," Anne Walsh, CFA, told the audience at the 63rd Annual Financial Analysts Seminar in Chicago. As chief investment officer of fixed income at Guggenheim Partners, Walsh is mo… read more...

Watch The Leverage!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 07:33:20:000

By Julie Hammond, CFA "We're transitioning into a very delicate and challenging time for fixed-income investing," Anne Walsh, CFA, told the audience at the 63rd Annual Financial Analysts Seminar in Chicago. As chief investment officer of fixed income at Guggenheim Partners, Walsh is mo… read more...

Watch The Leverage!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 07:33:20:000

By Julie Hammond, CFA "We're transitioning into a very delicate and challenging time for fixed-income investing," Anne Walsh, CFA, told the audience at the 63rd Annual Financial Analysts Seminar in Chicago. As chief investment officer of fixed income at Guggenheim Partners, Walsh is mo… read more...

BBBs: Beyond The Headlines

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 08:31:05:000

By David M. Brown, CFA, Co-Head of Global Investment Grade Fixed Income, Stephen J. Flaherty, CFA, Director of Research, Global Investment Grade Credit, Christopher M. Oshewolo, CFA, Senior Research Analyst, Global Investment Grade Credit, and Kristin C. Cejda, Senior Research Analyst, Global… read more...

No Convergence - The Spread Between U.S. Treasuries And Bunds Continues To Widen

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 05:59:23:000

The famous investor Bill Gross has suffered losses in recent months in his Janus Henderson Global Unconstrained Bond Fund. The prime reason behind these losses is the bet his fund made over the growing spread between U.S. Treasuries and German bunds; this spread for the 10-year bond… read more...

High Yield Municipal Bonds: The Only Game In Town

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 07:34:27:000

The persistent clamor from investors seeking opportunity and direction this summer is set to become even louder. August is expected to bring with it an estimated (and significant) $51 billion in potential reinvestment demand from municipal bond holders. This means the supply/demand imbalance, … read more...

High Yield Municipal Bonds: The Only Game In Town

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 07:34:27:000

The persistent clamor from investors seeking opportunity and direction this summer is set to become even louder. August is expected to bring with it an estimated (and significant) $51 billion in potential reinvestment demand from municipal bond holders. This means the supply/demand imbalance, … read more...

High Yield Municipal Bonds: The Only Game In Town

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 07:34:27:000

The persistent clamor from investors seeking opportunity and direction this summer is set to become even louder. August is expected to bring with it an estimated (and significant) $51 billion in potential reinvestment demand from municipal bond holders. This means the supply/demand imbalance, … read more...

High Yield Municipal Bonds: The Only Game In Town

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 07:34:27:000

The persistent clamor from investors seeking opportunity and direction this summer is set to become even louder. August is expected to bring with it an estimated (and significant) $51 billion in potential reinvestment demand from municipal bond holders. This means the supply/demand imbalance, … read more...

Dissymmetry Of Lift

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 08:25:43:000

"Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over." - Eric Clapton Watching with interest the latest US GDP rising at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018 while seeing Europe decelerating, with France kissing goodbye to its 2% annual growth target, when it … read more...

Dissymmetry Of Lift

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 08:25:43:000

"Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over." - Eric Clapton Watching with interest the latest US GDP rising at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018 while seeing Europe decelerating, with France kissing goodbye to its 2% annual growth target, when it … read more...

Dissymmetry Of Lift

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 08:25:43:000

"Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over." - Eric Clapton Watching with interest the latest US GDP rising at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018 while seeing Europe decelerating, with France kissing goodbye to its 2% annual growth target, when it … read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 01:43:43:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Taxable Fixed Income Q2 2018 Review And Outlook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 07:00:39:000

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Chart Of The Week: Japanese 10-Year Bond Yield To Go To 1%?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 01:27:24:000

As the Bank of Japan comes into focus - making tweaks to its stimulus program, it's worth paying attention to some of the key macro trends underway in this sometimes forgotten economy. Indeed, Japan may turn out to matter more than you think for global markets. The chart of the week comes … read more...

RiverPark Short Term High Yield Fund And RiverPark Strategic Income Fund Q2 2018 Commentary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 04:21:58:000

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Third Point (Dan Loeb) Q2 2018 Investor Letter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 06:52:52:000

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Third Point (Dan Loeb) Q2 2018 Investor Letter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 06:52:52:000

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Third Point (Dan Loeb) Q2 2018 Investor Letter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 06:52:52:000

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Midyear Outlook: What A Trade War Could Mean For The Bond Markets, And More

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 08:02:34:000

By Douglas J. Peebles We answer some of today's most pressing investor questions - from the effect of trade wars with China to our expectations for rising rates and a correction in high yield. Keep Your Eye on the (Most Important) Ball - Liquidity Markets can react somewhat capriciousl… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 16:50:31:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 16:50:31:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares August 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of August 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date:… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares August 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of August 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date:… read more...

Market Pulse: Momentum Reinforces Equity Signal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-22 08:23:32:000

Price Trends Point to Market Breakdown Negative momentum, as measured by the Ned Davis Research CMG US Large Cap Long/Flat Index's (NDRCMGLF Index, or the Index) model, has been deepening incrementally since the 80% equity allocation triggered in April. Increased concern over evolving tariff… read more...

De-Risking With High Yield In Today's Volatile Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 02:39:49:000

In the current market environment, with increased volatility roiling the waters, many investors, understandably spooked, are moving out of high yield bonds into short duration fixed income, emerging market bonds and equities. I am not going to tell you that moving out of high yield is either d… read more...

De-Risking With High Yield In Today's Volatile Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 02:39:49:000

In the current market environment, with increased volatility roiling the waters, many investors, understandably spooked, are moving out of high yield bonds into short duration fixed income, emerging market bonds and equities. I am not going to tell you that moving out of high yield is either d… read more...

De-Risking With High Yield In Today's Volatile Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 02:39:49:000

In the current market environment, with increased volatility roiling the waters, many investors, understandably spooked, are moving out of high yield bonds into short duration fixed income, emerging market bonds and equities. I am not going to tell you that moving out of high yield is either d… read more...

High Yield Strategy Fails Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 12:46:40:000

Background (Skip this part if you are already up to date with my series of articles) I have been writing a series of articles analyzing the performance of high yield investment portfolios composed primarily of mREITs, BDCs, and CEFs. I started the project after reading articles about high … read more...

As Risks Balloon, Yield Chasers Blow Off The Fed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 06:03:54:000

"This emerging trend highlights just how much risk some investors are willing to take in the current environment." The Fed's explicit purpose of "removing accommodation" - hiking interest rates and unwinding QE - is to tighten the ultra-loose "financial conditions" that have prevailed for … read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - June 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 04:26:08:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of June 14, 2018. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Report … read more...

13 Charts: High Yield Today

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 06:17:07:000

By Sloane Ortel and Martin Fridson, CFA The standard joke about high-yield bonds is that they're not high yield any longer. People started to tell that joke when the high-yield index fell below 10%. They've continued revising it as the index has moved steadily downward to its present 6%…. read more...

13 Charts: High Yield Today

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 06:17:07:000

By Sloane Ortel and Martin Fridson, CFA The standard joke about high-yield bonds is that they're not high yield any longer. People started to tell that joke when the high-yield index fell below 10%. They've continued revising it as the index has moved steadily downward to its present 6%…. read more...

13 Charts: High Yield Today

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 06:17:07:000

By Sloane Ortel and Martin Fridson, CFA The standard joke about high-yield bonds is that they're not high yield any longer. People started to tell that joke when the high-yield index fell below 10%. They've continued revising it as the index has moved steadily downward to its present 6%…. read more...

Bonds Minus Duration: A Train Wreck In The Making?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 06:51:12:000

By Gershon Distenfeld A bond allocation is like a railroad. Credit is the locomotive that generates high returns, duration the track that keeps the train in line. Take the track away and you risk running your portfolio into the ditch. That's why duration-hedged credit strategies are danger… read more...

The Corporate Bond Market Is Getting Junkier

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 03:22:58:000

Few investors realize the ticking time bombs populating what they believe are the safest parts of their portfolios. VIPs Corporate bonds rated BBB now total $2.56 trillion, having surpassed in size the sum of higher-rated debentures, which total $2.55 trillion. And then there's the mas… read more...

High-Yield Investment Strategy Fails

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 09:48:58:000

A few years ago I became intrigued by a spate of articles and comments by authors and readers about high-yield investment strategy as an alternative to dividend growth (DGI) investing or other approaches to portfolio design - particularly for retirees and those approaching retirement. The thes… read more...

High-Yield Investment Strategy Fails

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 09:48:58:000

A few years ago I became intrigued by a spate of articles and comments by authors and readers about high-yield investment strategy as an alternative to dividend growth (DGI) investing or other approaches to portfolio design - particularly for retirees and those approaching retirement. The thes… read more...

High-Yield Investment Strategy Fails

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 09:48:58:000

A few years ago I became intrigued by a spate of articles and comments by authors and readers about high-yield investment strategy as an alternative to dividend growth (DGI) investing or other approaches to portfolio design - particularly for retirees and those approaching retirement. The thes… read more...

High-Yield Investment Strategy Fails

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 09:48:58:000

A few years ago I became intrigued by a spate of articles and comments by authors and readers about high-yield investment strategy as an alternative to dividend growth (DGI) investing or other approaches to portfolio design - particularly for retirees and those approaching retirement. The thes… read more...

8% Current Income And Capital Growth From This High-Yield, Sustainable Capital Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 01:21:37:000

Sustainable 8% Income from Closed-End Funds At the end of September 2015, I began a model income portfolio built on closed-end funds (CEFs). At the time, there were many fewer Seeking Alpha contributors writing on the subject of CEFs than we have today. And few of these were writing with an … read more...

Junk bond yield jumps to 18-month high with surge in issuance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 11:46:28:000

The yield on the Bloomberg Barclays US jumped to the highest since December 2016 with surging issuance and fund outflows, Bloomberg reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financi… read more...

Junk bond yield jumps to 18-month high with surge in issuance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 11:46:28:000

The yield on the Bloomberg Barclays US jumped to the highest since December 2016 with surging issuance and fund outflows, Bloomberg reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financi… read more...

Junk bond yield jumps to 18-month high with surge in issuance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 11:46:28:000

The yield on the Bloomberg Barclays US jumped to the highest since December 2016 with surging issuance and fund outflows, Bloomberg reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financi… read more...

U.S. corporate debt tops $6T

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 04:04:13:000

The debt load for U.S. corporations has reached a record $6.3T, according to S&P Global, as Wall Street investors brace for a stricter rate environment even as cash hoarding reaches a peak. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yiel… read more...

Chart Of The Week: When High Yield Goes Boom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 04:46:06:000

By Divya Kirti, economist in the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF We've all heard about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Too much of the good stuff probably won't do you any harm. Too much of the bad stuff can lead to a heart attack. The same idea applies to credit… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 04:10:22:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds…. read more...

Fixed Income: From Economic Convergence To Divergence

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 02:25:58:000

By James Cielinski, CFA Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, explores the global pickup in yields but suggests the growing divergence in economies and monetary policy may herald a less-uniform fixed income market. Has the first half of 2018 developed as expected? The long-an… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 17:09:24:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 17:09:24:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 17:09:24:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares July 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-21 16:54:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of July 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares July 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-21 16:54:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of July 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares July 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-21 16:54:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of July 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - May 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-18 01:45:10:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of May 16, 2018. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Report c… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - May 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-18 01:45:10:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of May 16, 2018. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Report c… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - May 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-18 01:45:10:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of May 16, 2018. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Report c… read more...

Big Buyback Year, But Blackout Periods Start This Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 06:01:45:000

For long-time readers, the current composite model reading is 0.86. Keep reading for a quick run-down if you're new to the model, otherwise, you can skip down to "Technicals" for the updated data. Investors are constantly exposed to sound bites and data points presented without any proper … read more...

Big Buyback Year, But Blackout Periods Start This Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 06:01:45:000

For long-time readers, the current composite model reading is 0.86. Keep reading for a quick run-down if you're new to the model, otherwise, you can skip down to "Technicals" for the updated data. Investors are constantly exposed to sound bites and data points presented without any proper … read more...

Big Buyback Year, But Blackout Periods Start This Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 06:01:45:000

For long-time readers, the current composite model reading is 0.86. Keep reading for a quick run-down if you're new to the model, otherwise, you can skip down to "Technicals" for the updated data. Investors are constantly exposed to sound bites and data points presented without any proper … read more...

'Junk In The Trunk' - Investors Get 'Comfortable' With Subprime Auto Loan Bonds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-12 01:34:36:000

That may seem like a baseless assertion, but it's actually just simple math. Early in recoveries, borrowers and lenders are both shell-shocked by the last recession, so only high-quality deals get done. But as time passes, all the good borrowers get their loans, and if banks want to keep the d… read more...

'Junk In The Trunk' - Investors Get 'Comfortable' With Subprime Auto Loan Bonds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-12 01:34:36:000

That may seem like a baseless assertion, but it's actually just simple math. Early in recoveries, borrowers and lenders are both shell-shocked by the last recession, so only high-quality deals get done. But as time passes, all the good borrowers get their loans, and if banks want to keep the d… read more...

Are You A Lightening Rod Or A Seismograph?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-11 03:48:30:000

By Brad Tank The current sweet spot in high yield may be short-dated bonds rather than floating-rate loans. Since his passing last month, I've spent some time re-reading many of the articles written by Tom Wolfe in the 1970s and 80s. Before turning his attention to fiction Wolfe spent th… read more...

Why It's A Mistake To Cash Out Of Bonds When Rates Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 09:00:38:000

By Douglas J. Peebles Bond investors are clearly worried about rising rates in today's environment. Many are protecting themselves by moving to very short-term investments or even cash. But is their "safe" choice putting them at risk? The View Gets Better Up High We get it. It seems in… read more...

Why It's A Mistake To Cash Out Of Bonds When Rates Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 09:00:38:000

By Douglas J. Peebles Bond investors are clearly worried about rising rates in today's environment. Many are protecting themselves by moving to very short-term investments or even cash. But is their "safe" choice putting them at risk? The View Gets Better Up High We get it. It seems in… read more...

Why It's A Mistake To Cash Out Of Bonds When Rates Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-07 09:00:38:000

By Douglas J. Peebles Bond investors are clearly worried about rising rates in today's environment. Many are protecting themselves by moving to very short-term investments or even cash. But is their "safe" choice putting them at risk? The View Gets Better Up High We get it. It seems in… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 05:16:47:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bon… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 05:16:47:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bon… read more...

Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 05:16:47:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bon… read more...

White Noise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 04:54:26:000

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." -Thomas Paine Watching with interest, the return of volatility and consequent rise in Italian Government bond yields, in conjunction with trouble brewing yet again in Spain, following the contin… read more...

White Noise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 04:54:26:000

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." -Thomas Paine Watching with interest, the return of volatility and consequent rise in Italian Government bond yields, in conjunction with trouble brewing yet again in Spain, following the contin… read more...

White Noise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 04:54:26:000

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." -Thomas Paine Watching with interest, the return of volatility and consequent rise in Italian Government bond yields, in conjunction with trouble brewing yet again in Spain, following the contin… read more...

Junk bond sales fall on fewer LBOs, more loans: Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 13:56:14:000

Junk bond issuance is likely to be the slowest May in six years, with only $15B pricing so far this month, Bloomberg's Gowri Gurumurthy reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Fin… read more...

Junk bond sales fall on fewer LBOs, more loans: Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 13:56:14:000

Junk bond issuance is likely to be the slowest May in six years, with only $15B pricing so far this month, Bloomberg's Gowri Gurumurthy reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Fin… read more...

Junk bond sales fall on fewer LBOs, more loans: Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 13:56:14:000

Junk bond issuance is likely to be the slowest May in six years, with only $15B pricing so far this month, Bloomberg's Gowri Gurumurthy reports. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Fin… read more...

Wary Of High Yield? 3 Reasons Not To Be

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 03:15:00:000

By Gershon Distenfeld; Will Smith High-yield investors bracing for a downturn in 2018 can relax. By some metrics, high-yield companies have rarely looked better. The way we see it, investors who do their homework can still profit in this environment. After a strong 2017, high-yield bonds… read more...

Wary Of High Yield? 3 Reasons Not To Be

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 03:15:00:000

By Gershon Distenfeld; Will Smith High-yield investors bracing for a downturn in 2018 can relax. By some metrics, high-yield companies have rarely looked better. The way we see it, investors who do their homework can still profit in this environment. After a strong 2017, high-yield bonds… read more...

Wary Of High Yield? 3 Reasons Not To Be

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 03:15:00:000

By Gershon Distenfeld; Will Smith High-yield investors bracing for a downturn in 2018 can relax. By some metrics, high-yield companies have rarely looked better. The way we see it, investors who do their homework can still profit in this environment. After a strong 2017, high-yield bonds… read more...

What Might Rising Rates Mean For High Yield Bonds?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-27 14:00:59:000

Posted by Scott Roberts, Head of High Yield and Shawn Pope, Quantitative and Factor Analyst on May 25, 2018, in Fixed Income US interest rates have defied market expectations in recent years, staying historically low despite solid economic growth. But in the last year, and especially the… read more...

What Might Rising Rates Mean For High Yield Bonds?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-27 14:00:59:000

Posted by Scott Roberts, Head of High Yield and Shawn Pope, Quantitative and Factor Analyst on May 25, 2018, in Fixed Income US interest rates have defied market expectations in recent years, staying historically low despite solid economic growth. But in the last year, and especially the… read more...

What Might Rising Rates Mean For High Yield Bonds?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-27 14:00:59:000

Posted by Scott Roberts, Head of High Yield and Shawn Pope, Quantitative and Factor Analyst on May 25, 2018, in Fixed Income US interest rates have defied market expectations in recent years, staying historically low despite solid economic growth. But in the last year, and especially the… read more...

What Might Rising Rates Mean For High Yield Bonds?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-27 14:00:59:000

Posted by Scott Roberts, Head of High Yield and Shawn Pope, Quantitative and Factor Analyst on May 25, 2018, in Fixed Income US interest rates have defied market expectations in recent years, staying historically low despite solid economic growth. But in the last year, and especially the… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 16:29:56:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , 4% increase from prior dividend of $0.10. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 16:29:56:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , 4% increase from prior dividend of $0.10. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 16:29:56:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , 4% increase from prior dividend of $0.10. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 16:29:56:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , 4% increase from prior dividend of $0.10. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 16:29:56:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , 4% increase from prior dividend of $0.10. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 16:29:56:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , 4% increase from prior dividend of $0.10. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.104 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 16:29:56:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.104/share monthly dividend , 4% increase from prior dividend of $0.10. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend News, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares June 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of June 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares June 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of June 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares June 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of June 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares June 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of June 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares June 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of June 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares June 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of June 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares June 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.104 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-05-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of June 2018 of $0.104 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Date: J… read more...

Rich Yields Coming To Those Who Buy Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 02:01:57:000

As shown here, corporate debt as a percentage of GDP has reached historic cycle extremes once more, similar to levels that preceded the last 3 recessions (olive bars). As energy prices and interest rates have risen in the past 2 years, free cash flow is naturally eroding. Meanwhile covenant… read more...

Rich Yields Coming To Those Who Buy Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 02:01:57:000

As shown here, corporate debt as a percentage of GDP has reached historic cycle extremes once more, similar to levels that preceded the last 3 recessions (olive bars). As energy prices and interest rates have risen in the past 2 years, free cash flow is naturally eroding. Meanwhile covenant… read more...

Rich Yields Coming To Those Who Buy Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 02:01:57:000

As shown here, corporate debt as a percentage of GDP has reached historic cycle extremes once more, similar to levels that preceded the last 3 recessions (olive bars). As energy prices and interest rates have risen in the past 2 years, free cash flow is naturally eroding. Meanwhile covenant… read more...

Rich Yields Coming To Those Who Buy Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 02:01:57:000

As shown here, corporate debt as a percentage of GDP has reached historic cycle extremes once more, similar to levels that preceded the last 3 recessions (olive bars). As energy prices and interest rates have risen in the past 2 years, free cash flow is naturally eroding. Meanwhile covenant… read more...

Rich Yields Coming To Those Who Buy Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 02:01:57:000

As shown here, corporate debt as a percentage of GDP has reached historic cycle extremes once more, similar to levels that preceded the last 3 recessions (olive bars). As energy prices and interest rates have risen in the past 2 years, free cash flow is naturally eroding. Meanwhile covenant… read more...

Rich Yields Coming To Those Who Buy Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 02:01:57:000

As shown here, corporate debt as a percentage of GDP has reached historic cycle extremes once more, similar to levels that preceded the last 3 recessions (olive bars). As energy prices and interest rates have risen in the past 2 years, free cash flow is naturally eroding. Meanwhile covenant… read more...

Rich Yields Coming To Those Who Buy Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-23 02:01:57:000

As shown here, corporate debt as a percentage of GDP has reached historic cycle extremes once more, similar to levels that preceded the last 3 recessions (olive bars). As energy prices and interest rates have risen in the past 2 years, free cash flow is naturally eroding. Meanwhile covenant… read more...

Speculative-grade corporate default seen falling to 2.5% by March 2019: S&P

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 16:44:19:000

via Bloomberg More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financial stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Speculative-grade corporate default seen falling to 2.5% by March 2019: S&P

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 16:44:19:000

via Bloomberg More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financial stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Speculative-grade corporate default seen falling to 2.5% by March 2019: S&P

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 16:44:19:000

via Bloomberg More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, Credit Suisse High Yield Bond Fund, Financial stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - April 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 01:26:39:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of Apr. 13, 2018. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Report … read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - April 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 01:26:39:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of Apr. 13, 2018. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Report … read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - April 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 01:26:39:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of Apr. 13, 2018. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Report … read more...

Few Signs Of Trouble In The Junk Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-15 08:05:56:000

By becoming the second-longest economic expansion in the 242-year history of the United States, the present nine-year boom is certainly long in the tooth. It is natural in such an elongated expansion for one to look for signs of trouble in the economy as recessions and bear markets tend to co… read more...

Few Signs Of Trouble In The Junk Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-15 08:05:56:000

By becoming the second-longest economic expansion in the 242-year history of the United States, the present nine-year boom is certainly long in the tooth. It is natural in such an elongated expansion for one to look for signs of trouble in the economy as recessions and bear markets tend to co… read more...

Few Signs Of Trouble In The Junk Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-15 08:05:56:000

By becoming the second-longest economic expansion in the 242-year history of the United States, the present nine-year boom is certainly long in the tooth. It is natural in such an elongated expansion for one to look for signs of trouble in the economy as recessions and bear markets tend to co… read more...

Few Signs Of Trouble In The Junk Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-15 08:05:56:000

By becoming the second-longest economic expansion in the 242-year history of the United States, the present nine-year boom is certainly long in the tooth. It is natural in such an elongated expansion for one to look for signs of trouble in the economy as recessions and bear markets tend to co… read more...

Few Signs Of Trouble In The Junk Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-15 08:05:56:000

By becoming the second-longest economic expansion in the 242-year history of the United States, the present nine-year boom is certainly long in the tooth. It is natural in such an elongated expansion for one to look for signs of trouble in the economy as recessions and bear markets tend to co… read more...

Few Signs Of Trouble In The Junk Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-15 08:05:56:000

By becoming the second-longest economic expansion in the 242-year history of the United States, the present nine-year boom is certainly long in the tooth. It is natural in such an elongated expansion for one to look for signs of trouble in the economy as recessions and bear markets tend to co… read more...

Want Sustainable Income? Spread Your Risk Around

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 03:45:31:000

By Gershon M. Distenfeld, CFA Investors often say they're worried about having too much high-yield bond exposure so late in the credit cycle. But many are still chasing returns in equities and other assets with even higher risk. We've got a better idea. Don't get us wrong. We recognize h… read more...

Want Sustainable Income? Spread Your Risk Around

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 03:45:31:000

By Gershon M. Distenfeld, CFA Investors often say they're worried about having too much high-yield bond exposure so late in the credit cycle. But many are still chasing returns in equities and other assets with even higher risk. We've got a better idea. Don't get us wrong. We recognize h… read more...

Credit Take 2: Taking A Pulse On Corporate Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-13 09:12:30:000

In this second blog of a dedicated series on credit, we take a closer look at the current state of corporate fundamentals. As the synchronized global economic expansion rolls on, the near-term economic outlook remains supportive for risk assets. Nevertheless, we need to be attentive to eme… read more...

Credit Take 2: Taking A Pulse On Corporate Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-13 09:12:30:000

In this second blog of a dedicated series on credit, we take a closer look at the current state of corporate fundamentals. As the synchronized global economic expansion rolls on, the near-term economic outlook remains supportive for risk assets. Nevertheless, we need to be attentive to eme… read more...

If 'High Yield' Is So Scary, Why Do You Own So Much? (Hey, I'm Talking To You, Equity Investor!)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 16:44:54:000

"High yield" is one of those topics that many authors and readers seem to love to wring their hands over. A recent example is this article, on which I commented in an effort to provide some perspective: The High Yield 'Fear Factor' - Hype Or Harbinger? And this one: Leveraged Loans Major Co… read more...

If 'High Yield' Is So Scary, Why Do You Own So Much? (Hey, I'm Talking To You, Equity Investor!)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 16:44:54:000

"High yield" is one of those topics that many authors and readers seem to love to wring their hands over. A recent example is this article, on which I commented in an effort to provide some perspective: The High Yield 'Fear Factor' - Hype Or Harbinger? And this one: Leveraged Loans Major Co… read more...

High Yield Bonds And Rising Rates: Opportunity Or Risk?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 02:47:19:000

High yield refers to bonds rated BB and below and generally includes companies with high leverage. Shawna Millman, Vice President and Director, TD Asset Management, speaks to Sara D'Elia about her analysis of the North American high yield market. She explains how there might be ineffici… read more...

High Yield Bonds And Rising Rates: Opportunity Or Risk?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 02:47:19:000

High yield refers to bonds rated BB and below and generally includes companies with high leverage. Shawna Millman, Vice President and Director, TD Asset Management, speaks to Sara D'Elia about her analysis of the North American high yield market. She explains how there might be ineffici… read more...

What Tesla Can Teach Us About The High-Yield Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 09:02:39:000

By Bradley Krom, Associate Director of Research and Josh Shapiro, CFA, Quantitative Strategist Tesla (TSLA) may be a great company that builds exciting cars, but we wonder if investors are being compensated enough to lend Tesla money. Given its current state of production, Tesla burns moun… read more...

What Tesla Can Teach Us About The High-Yield Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 09:02:39:000

By Bradley Krom, Associate Director of Research and Josh Shapiro, CFA, Quantitative Strategist Tesla (TSLA) may be a great company that builds exciting cars, but we wonder if investors are being compensated enough to lend Tesla money. Given its current state of production, Tesla burns moun… read more...

What High Yield Investors Can Learn From Big Blue's Big Mistake

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 08:43:19:000

By Will Smith How do you blow a No. 2 draft pick? For the New York Giants, it was a combination of bad math and overconfidence. But at least Big Blue (IBM) can take comfort in having plenty of company: investors, particularly high-yield bond investors, are prone to similar mistakes. On… read more...

What High Yield Investors Can Learn From Big Blue's Big Mistake

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-03 08:43:19:000

By Will Smith How do you blow a No. 2 draft pick? For the New York Giants, it was a combination of bad math and overconfidence. But at least Big Blue (IBM) can take comfort in having plenty of company: investors, particularly high-yield bond investors, are prone to similar mistakes. On… read more...

Weekly Review: High Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-02 01:56:52:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds. A… read more...

Weekly Review: High Yield CEFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-02 01:56:52:000

Introduction The opportunities in closed-end funds over the last few months caught the eye of many investors. Most of these products are designed to provide a steady stream of income, usually on a monthly or quarterly basis, as opposed to the biannual payments provided by individual bonds. A… read more...

The Seventh-Inning Stretch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-29 11:09:18:000

"It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." - Leonardo da Vinci Watching with interest the better-than-expected US first-quarter GDP print up 2.3% vs. 2.0% expected despite a slowdown in consumer spending, with wages and salaries up 2.7 percent in the 12 months through March … read more...

The Seventh-Inning Stretch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-29 11:09:18:000

"It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end." - Leonardo da Vinci Watching with interest the better-than-expected US first-quarter GDP print up 2.3% vs. 2.0% expected despite a slowdown in consumer spending, with wages and salaries up 2.7 percent in the 12 months through March … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.10 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-26 17:18:04:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.10/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend news, , Read more … read more...

iShares High Yield ETF & U.S. High-Yield Market Outlook: Week Ending February 9, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-16 14:47:17:000

Dear Readers, From this week and on our High Yield Outlook will be based on HYG ETF as well as its underlying portfolio. The ETFs portfolio at the moment contains 1024 bonds and similarly to BOFA High Yield Index covers most of the US Corporate Bonds universe. Key differences, ho… read more...

iShares High Yield ETF & U.S. High-Yield Market Outlook: Week Ending February 9, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-16 14:47:17:000

Dear Readers, From this week and on our High Yield Outlook will be based on HYG ETF as well as its underlying portfolio. The ETFs portfolio at the moment contains 1024 bonds and similarly to BOFA High Yield Index covers most of the US Corporate Bonds universe. Key differences, ho… read more...

Eyeing Up Winners (And Losers) In The U.S. Tax Overhaul

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 07:38:55:000

Companies, tax advisors and investors are scrambling to digest the new U.S. tax law. One taxing question for equity investors: Who are the potential winners and losers? Overall, we expect U.S. company earnings and spending will receive an early boost under the new tax plan, as we write in ou… read more...

Eyeing Up Winners (And Losers) In The U.S. Tax Overhaul

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 07:38:55:000

Companies, tax advisors and investors are scrambling to digest the new U.S. tax law. One taxing question for equity investors: Who are the potential winners and losers? Overall, we expect U.S. company earnings and spending will receive an early boost under the new tax plan, as we write in ou… read more...

Eyeing Up Winners (And Losers) In The U.S. Tax Overhaul

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 07:38:55:000

Companies, tax advisors and investors are scrambling to digest the new U.S. tax law. One taxing question for equity investors: Who are the potential winners and losers? Overall, we expect U.S. company earnings and spending will receive an early boost under the new tax plan, as we write in ou… read more...

Eyeing Up Winners (And Losers) In The U.S. Tax Overhaul

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 07:38:55:000

Companies, tax advisors and investors are scrambling to digest the new U.S. tax law. One taxing question for equity investors: Who are the potential winners and losers? Overall, we expect U.S. company earnings and spending will receive an early boost under the new tax plan, as we write in ou… read more...

Eyeing Up Winners (And Losers) In The U.S. Tax Overhaul

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 07:38:55:000

Companies, tax advisors and investors are scrambling to digest the new U.S. tax law. One taxing question for equity investors: Who are the potential winners and losers? Overall, we expect U.S. company earnings and spending will receive an early boost under the new tax plan, as we write in ou… read more...

Eyeing Up Winners (And Losers) In The U.S. Tax Overhaul

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 07:38:55:000

Companies, tax advisors and investors are scrambling to digest the new U.S. tax law. One taxing question for equity investors: Who are the potential winners and losers? Overall, we expect U.S. company earnings and spending will receive an early boost under the new tax plan, as we write in ou… read more...

Eyeing Up Winners (And Losers) In The U.S. Tax Overhaul

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 07:38:55:000

Companies, tax advisors and investors are scrambling to digest the new U.S. tax law. One taxing question for equity investors: Who are the potential winners and losers? Overall, we expect U.S. company earnings and spending will receive an early boost under the new tax plan, as we write in ou… read more...

Corporate Bond Commentary - February 12, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 00:30:25:000

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Corporate Bond Commentary - February 12, 2018

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Corporate Bond Commentary - February 12, 2018

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Corporate Bond Commentary - February 12, 2018

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Corporate Bond Commentary - February 12, 2018

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Corporate Bond Commentary - February 12, 2018

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Corporate Bond Commentary - February 12, 2018

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It's Time To Ask If Junk Bond ETFs Are A Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-11 05:08:42:000

Ok, guess what? It's time to start talking about the next risk factor for ETPs. Monday proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that structural issues in exchange-traded products can manifest themselves in dramatic fashion. Monday also proved - again, beyond a shadow of a doubt - that the worst c… read more...

It's Time To Ask If Junk Bond ETFs Are A Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-11 05:08:42:000

Ok, guess what? It's time to start talking about the next risk factor for ETPs. Monday proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that structural issues in exchange-traded products can manifest themselves in dramatic fashion. Monday also proved - again, beyond a shadow of a doubt - that the worst c… read more...

It's Time To Ask If Junk Bond ETFs Are A Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-11 05:08:42:000

Ok, guess what? It's time to start talking about the next risk factor for ETPs. Monday proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that structural issues in exchange-traded products can manifest themselves in dramatic fashion. Monday also proved - again, beyond a shadow of a doubt - that the worst c… read more...

Money exits high-yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 07:25:58:000

The SPDR High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: JNK ) has lost nearly 30% of its assets since the start of the year, with AUM now standing at $9.78B at last check. The fund is down 2.4% YTD (this doesn't include the roughly 6% yield). More news on: SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, iS… read more...

Money exits high-yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 07:25:58:000

The SPDR High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: JNK ) has lost nearly 30% of its assets since the start of the year, with AUM now standing at $9.78B at last check. The fund is down 2.4% YTD (this doesn't include the roughly 6% yield). More news on: SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, iS… read more...

Money exits high-yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 07:25:58:000

The SPDR High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: JNK ) has lost nearly 30% of its assets since the start of the year, with AUM now standing at $9.78B at last check. The fund is down 2.4% YTD (this doesn't include the roughly 6% yield). More news on: SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, iS… read more...

Money exits high-yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 07:25:58:000

The SPDR High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: JNK ) has lost nearly 30% of its assets since the start of the year, with AUM now standing at $9.78B at last check. The fund is down 2.4% YTD (this doesn't include the roughly 6% yield). More news on: SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, iS… read more...

Money exits high-yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 07:25:58:000

The SPDR High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: JNK ) has lost nearly 30% of its assets since the start of the year, with AUM now standing at $9.78B at last check. The fund is down 2.4% YTD (this doesn't include the roughly 6% yield). More news on: SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, iS… read more...

Ewing Morris Perspectives: A New Take On Fixed Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-06 07:59:28:000

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Ewing Morris Perspectives: A New Take On Fixed Income

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Ewing Morris Perspectives: A New Take On Fixed Income

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S&P's 'Global Corporate Leverage Trends 2018'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-05 05:48:59:000

The number of defaults by highly leveraged companies could rise significantly amid tightening credit conditions, according to S&P Global Ratings. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade C… read more...

S&P's 'Global Corporate Leverage Trends 2018'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-05 05:48:59:000

The number of defaults by highly leveraged companies could rise significantly amid tightening credit conditions, according to S&P Global Ratings. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade C… read more...

S&P's 'Global Corporate Leverage Trends 2018'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-05 05:48:59:000

The number of defaults by highly leveraged companies could rise significantly amid tightening credit conditions, according to S&P Global Ratings. More news on: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade C… read more...

January: Closed-End Funds Underperform A Strong Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 12:38:06:000

The year has started extremely strong for stocks, so that even after the correction at the end of January, the S&P 500 ended up 5.7% YTD by the start of February. Index funds for junk bonds ( JNK ) and municipal bonds ( MUB ) did not fare as well, being flat and down 1.2% respectively: W… read more...

January: Closed-End Funds Underperform A Strong Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 12:38:06:000

The year has started extremely strong for stocks, so that even after the correction at the end of January, the S&P 500 ended up 5.7% YTD by the start of February. Index funds for junk bonds ( JNK ) and municipal bonds ( MUB ) did not fare as well, being flat and down 1.2% respectively: W… read more...

January: Closed-End Funds Underperform A Strong Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 12:38:06:000

The year has started extremely strong for stocks, so that even after the correction at the end of January, the S&P 500 ended up 5.7% YTD by the start of February. Index funds for junk bonds ( JNK ) and municipal bonds ( MUB ) did not fare as well, being flat and down 1.2% respectively: W… read more...

RiverPark Short Term High Yield Fund And RiverPark Strategic Income Fund Q4 2017 Commentary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-01 10:58:39:000

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RiverPark Short Term High Yield Fund And RiverPark Strategic Income Fund Q4 2017 Commentary

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RiverPark Short Term High Yield Fund And RiverPark Strategic Income Fund Q4 2017 Commentary

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Corporate Bond Commentary - January 29, 2018

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Corporate Bond Commentary - January 29, 2018

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Corporate Bond Commentary - January 29, 2018

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Keeping Pace In High Income Today: Bet On Multiple Horses

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 07:04:38:000

By Gershon Distenfeld Market conditions may change in 2018, and that's good for income-oriented investors. Yes, interest rates are rising, and some assets look expensive. But there are still plenty of horses to ride in this race. The ride may be rough at times, and assets will go up and … read more...

Keeping Pace In High Income Today: Bet On Multiple Horses

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 07:04:38:000

By Gershon Distenfeld Market conditions may change in 2018, and that's good for income-oriented investors. Yes, interest rates are rising, and some assets look expensive. But there are still plenty of horses to ride in this race. The ride may be rough at times, and assets will go up and … read more...

Keeping Pace In High Income Today: Bet On Multiple Horses

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 07:04:38:000

By Gershon Distenfeld Market conditions may change in 2018, and that's good for income-oriented investors. Yes, interest rates are rising, and some assets look expensive. But there are still plenty of horses to ride in this race. The ride may be rough at times, and assets will go up and … read more...

How Did That Get Into My Bond Fund?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 06:41:42:000

Towards the end of financial bubbles, people who previously paid little attention to things like "quality" start trying to figure out what they actually own. The result is either funny or terrifying, depending on the point of view. This time around bonds are (finally) getting a closer look. … read more...

How Did That Get Into My Bond Fund?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 06:41:42:000

Towards the end of financial bubbles, people who previously paid little attention to things like "quality" start trying to figure out what they actually own. The result is either funny or terrifying, depending on the point of view. This time around bonds are (finally) getting a closer look. … read more...

How Did That Get Into My Bond Fund?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-31 06:41:42:000

Towards the end of financial bubbles, people who previously paid little attention to things like "quality" start trying to figure out what they actually own. The result is either funny or terrifying, depending on the point of view. This time around bonds are (finally) getting a closer look. … read more...

My Forecast For The Second Half Of 2018 Is ...

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 18:56:06:000

As promised, once the GDP report came out, I can now give the second part of my 2018 forecast. To forecast Q1 and Q2, I employ the K.I.S.S. method of following the Index of Leading Indicators plus several other short-term data points. For the period over 6 months out, I turn to long leading in… read more...

My Forecast For The Second Half Of 2018 Is ...

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 18:56:06:000

As promised, once the GDP report came out, I can now give the second part of my 2018 forecast. To forecast Q1 and Q2, I employ the K.I.S.S. method of following the Index of Leading Indicators plus several other short-term data points. For the period over 6 months out, I turn to long leading in… read more...

The Chemist's 'High-High-Low' CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 03:19:00:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's High-High-Low CEF Report (October 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . For the The "High-High-Low" report screens for the following 3 attributes that we would like to screen for: High distribution… read more...

The Chemist's 'High-High-Low' CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 03:19:00:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's High-High-Low CEF Report (October 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . For the The "High-High-Low" report screens for the following 3 attributes that we would like to screen for: High distribution… read more...

The Chemist's 'High-High-Low' CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 03:19:00:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's High-High-Low CEF Report (October 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . For the The "High-High-Low" report screens for the following 3 attributes that we would like to screen for: High distribution… read more...

The Chemist's 'High-High-Low' CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 03:19:00:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's High-High-Low CEF Report (October 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . For the The "High-High-Low" report screens for the following 3 attributes that we would like to screen for: High distribution… read more...

The Chemist's 'High-High-Low' CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 03:19:00:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's High-High-Low CEF Report (October 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . For the The "High-High-Low" report screens for the following 3 attributes that we would like to screen for: High distribution… read more...

As Sands Shift, Bond Investors Struggle To Keep Their Footing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-24 05:05:37:000

By Douglas J. Peebles and Matthew Sheridan Is the end of quantitative easing (QE) a big deal? Might tax reform provide an added boost to the US economy? Should investors brace for more volatility in 2018? Yes, yes and yes. In other words, we think 2018 may go down in history as an import… read more...

As Sands Shift, Bond Investors Struggle To Keep Their Footing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-24 05:05:37:000

By Douglas J. Peebles and Matthew Sheridan Is the end of quantitative easing (QE) a big deal? Might tax reform provide an added boost to the US economy? Should investors brace for more volatility in 2018? Yes, yes and yes. In other words, we think 2018 may go down in history as an import… read more...

As Sands Shift, Bond Investors Struggle To Keep Their Footing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-24 05:05:37:000

By Douglas J. Peebles and Matthew Sheridan Is the end of quantitative easing (QE) a big deal? Might tax reform provide an added boost to the US economy? Should investors brace for more volatility in 2018? Yes, yes and yes. In other words, we think 2018 may go down in history as an import… read more...

As Sands Shift, Bond Investors Struggle To Keep Their Footing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-24 05:05:37:000

By Douglas J. Peebles and Matthew Sheridan Is the end of quantitative easing (QE) a big deal? Might tax reform provide an added boost to the US economy? Should investors brace for more volatility in 2018? Yes, yes and yes. In other words, we think 2018 may go down in history as an import… read more...

As Sands Shift, Bond Investors Struggle To Keep Their Footing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-24 05:05:37:000

By Douglas J. Peebles and Matthew Sheridan Is the end of quantitative easing (QE) a big deal? Might tax reform provide an added boost to the US economy? Should investors brace for more volatility in 2018? Yes, yes and yes. In other words, we think 2018 may go down in history as an import… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.10 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 16:39:54:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.10/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend news, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.10 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 16:39:54:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.10/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend news, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.10 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 16:39:54:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.10/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend news, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.10 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 16:39:54:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.10/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend news, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund declares $0.10 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 16:39:54:000

Apollo Tactical Income Fund (NYSE: AIF ) declares $0.10/share monthly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apollo Tactical Income Fund, Inc., Dividend news, , Read more … read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares February 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.100 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of February 2018 of $0.100 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Dat… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares February 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.100 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of February 2018 of $0.100 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Dat… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares February 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.100 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of February 2018 of $0.100 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Dat… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares February 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.100 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of February 2018 of $0.100 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Dat… read more...

Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. Declares February 2018 Monthly Distribution of $0.100 Per Share

via: Business Wire at 2018-01-23 16:15:00:000

(NYSE: AIF) - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) today announced the declaration of its distribution for the month of February 2018 of $0.100 per common share, payable on the date noted below. The following dates apply to the declared distribution: Record Dat… read more...

The Lindemann Criterion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 01:36:30:000

We're just a bubble in a boiling pot." - Jack Johnson Looking at the acceleration of inflows, with record flows piling into Investment Grade, Emerging Markets ((EM)) and equities, when it came to selecting this week's title analogy, we reacquainted ourselves with the "Lindemann criterion,"… read more...

The Lindemann Criterion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 01:36:30:000

We're just a bubble in a boiling pot." - Jack Johnson Looking at the acceleration of inflows, with record flows piling into Investment Grade, Emerging Markets ((EM)) and equities, when it came to selecting this week's title analogy, we reacquainted ourselves with the "Lindemann criterion,"… read more...

The Lindemann Criterion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 01:36:30:000

We're just a bubble in a boiling pot." - Jack Johnson Looking at the acceleration of inflows, with record flows piling into Investment Grade, Emerging Markets ((EM)) and equities, when it came to selecting this week's title analogy, we reacquainted ourselves with the "Lindemann criterion,"… read more...

The Lindemann Criterion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 01:36:30:000

We're just a bubble in a boiling pot." - Jack Johnson Looking at the acceleration of inflows, with record flows piling into Investment Grade, Emerging Markets ((EM)) and equities, when it came to selecting this week's title analogy, we reacquainted ourselves with the "Lindemann criterion,"… read more...

The Lindemann Criterion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 01:36:30:000

We're just a bubble in a boiling pot." - Jack Johnson Looking at the acceleration of inflows, with record flows piling into Investment Grade, Emerging Markets ((EM)) and equities, when it came to selecting this week's title analogy, we reacquainted ourselves with the "Lindemann criterion,"… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 02:06:39:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of December 18, 2017. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Re… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 02:06:39:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of December 18, 2017. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Re… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 02:06:39:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of December 18, 2017. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Re… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 02:06:39:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of December 18, 2017. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Re… read more...

The Chemist's Quality CEF Report - December 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 02:06:39:000

For the inaugural issue of The Chemist's Quality CEF Report (September 2017), describing the background and rationale of the Report, please click here . Data were taken from the close of December 18, 2017. The Chemist's Quality CEF Report is a monthly feature. Previous editions of the Re… read more...

U.S. High-Yield Market Outlook: Week Ending January 12, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 13:22:34:000

The outlook is based on BOFA 1,870 debt issues, which together represent c. $1.25 trln in principal amount (most of the issues are represented in HYG ). US High Yield Index was down this week, by 11.5 bps. Most of the decline came from Communications this week, which fell by 48 bps and cont… read more...

U.S. High-Yield Market Outlook: Week Ending January 12, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 13:22:34:000

The outlook is based on BOFA 1,870 debt issues, which together represent c. $1.25 trln in principal amount (most of the issues are represented in HYG ). US High Yield Index was down this week, by 11.5 bps. Most of the decline came from Communications this week, which fell by 48 bps and cont… read more...

U.S. High-Yield Market Outlook: Week Ending January 12, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 13:22:34:000

The outlook is based on BOFA 1,870 debt issues, which together represent c. $1.25 trln in principal amount (most of the issues are represented in HYG ). US High Yield Index was down this week, by 11.5 bps. Most of the decline came from Communications this week, which fell by 48 bps and cont… read more...

U.S. High-Yield Market Outlook: Week Ending January 12, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 13:22:34:000

The outlook is based on BOFA 1,870 debt issues, which together represent c. $1.25 trln in principal amount (most of the issues are represented in HYG ). US High Yield Index was down this week, by 11.5 bps. Most of the decline came from Communications this week, which fell by 48 bps and cont… read more...

U.S. High-Yield Market Outlook: Week Ending January 12, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 13:22:34:000

The outlook is based on BOFA 1,870 debt issues, which together represent c. $1.25 trln in principal amount (most of the issues are represented in HYG ). US High Yield Index was down this week, by 11.5 bps. Most of the decline came from Communications this week, which fell by 48 bps and cont… read more...

Apollo Global Management: Tax Reform Is A Potential Catalyst

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 11:24:39:000

Apollo Global Management, LLC ( APO ) is a US-based alternative asset manager, which was founded by Leon Black, Joshua Harris, and Marc Rowan in 1990. Its primary business segments consist of Private Equity, Credit, and Real Assets. The company describes its investment philosophy as follows: … read more...

Apollo Global Management: Tax Reform Is A Potential Catalyst

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 11:24:39:000

Apollo Global Management, LLC ( APO ) is a US-based alternative asset manager, which was founded by Leon Black, Joshua Harris, and Marc Rowan in 1990. Its primary business segments consist of Private Equity, Credit, and Real Assets. The company describes its investment philosophy as follows: … read more...

Apollo Global Management: Tax Reform Is A Potential Catalyst

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 11:24:39:000

Apollo Global Management, LLC ( APO ) is a US-based alternative asset manager, which was founded by Leon Black, Joshua Harris, and Marc Rowan in 1990. Its primary business segments consist of Private Equity, Credit, and Real Assets. The company describes its investment philosophy as follows: … read more...

Apollo Global Management: Tax Reform Is A Potential Catalyst

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 11:24:39:000

Apollo Global Management, LLC ( APO ) is a US-based alternative asset manager, which was founded by Leon Black, Joshua Harris, and Marc Rowan in 1990. Its primary business segments consist of Private Equity, Credit, and Real Assets. The company describes its investment philosophy as follows: … read more...

Apollo Global Management: Tax Reform Is A Potential Catalyst

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 11:24:39:000

Apollo Global Management, LLC ( APO ) is a US-based alternative asset manager, which was founded by Leon Black, Joshua Harris, and Marc Rowan in 1990. Its primary business segments consist of Private Equity, Credit, and Real Assets. The company describes its investment philosophy as follows: … read more...

FX And Fixed Income > Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 02:18:55:000

Equities continued to roar higher last week, but they played second fiddle to FX and bond markets in of terms signal over noise. In currencies, King Dollar is under attack from all sides. I am no chartist, but its looking grim for the dollar. EURUSD is about to complete a break-out fro… read more...

FX And Fixed Income > Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 02:18:55:000

Equities continued to roar higher last week, but they played second fiddle to FX and bond markets in of terms signal over noise. In currencies, King Dollar is under attack from all sides. I am no chartist, but its looking grim for the dollar. EURUSD is about to complete a break-out fro… read more...

FX And Fixed Income > Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 02:18:55:000

Equities continued to roar higher last week, but they played second fiddle to FX and bond markets in of terms signal over noise. In currencies, King Dollar is under attack from all sides. I am no chartist, but its looking grim for the dollar. EURUSD is about to complete a break-out fro… read more...

FX And Fixed Income > Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 02:18:55:000

Equities continued to roar higher last week, but they played second fiddle to FX and bond markets in of terms signal over noise. In currencies, King Dollar is under attack from all sides. I am no chartist, but its looking grim for the dollar. EURUSD is about to complete a break-out fro… read more...

FX And Fixed Income > Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 02:18:55:000

Equities continued to roar higher last week, but they played second fiddle to FX and bond markets in of terms signal over noise. In currencies, King Dollar is under attack from all sides. I am no chartist, but its looking grim for the dollar. EURUSD is about to complete a break-out fro… read more...

Solving For 2018

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Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2018-02-13 2018-02-28 2018-02-14 2018-01-23 0.1 Dividend income
2018-01-17 2018-01-31 2018-01-18 2017-12-30 0.1 Dividend income
2017-12-21 2017-12-29 2017-12-22 2017-12-12 0.02 SP Dividend income
2017-11-16 2017-11-30 2017-11-17 2017-10-27 0.1 Dividend income
2017-10-18 2017-10-31 2017-10-19 2017-09-21 0.1 Dividend income
2017-09-18 2017-09-29 2017-09-19 2017-08-09 0.1 Dividend income
2017-08-17 2017-08-31 2017-08-21 2017-07-27 0.105 Dividend income
2017-07-17 2017-07-31 2017-07-19 2017-06-29 0.105 Dividend income
2017-06-16 2017-06-30 2017-06-20 2017-05-24 0.105 Dividend income
2017-05-16 2017-05-31 2017-05-18 2017-04-21 0.11 Dividend income
2017-04-13 2017-04-28 2017-04-18 2017-03-29 0.11 Dividend income
2017-03-17 2017-03-31 2017-03-21 2017-02-16 0.11 Dividend income
2017-02-13 2017-02-28 2017-02-15 2017-01-23 0.11 Dividend income
2017-01-17 2017-01-31 2017-01-19 2016-12-20 0.11 Dividend income
2016-12-15 2016-12-30 2016-12-19 2016-11-14 0.11 Dividend income
2016-11-15 2016-11-30 2016-11-17 2016-10-24 0.11 Dividend income
2016-10-17 2016-10-31 2016-10-19 2016-09-29 0.11 Dividend income
2016-09-16 2016-09-30 2016-09-20 2016-08-17 0.117 Dividend income
2016-08-17 2016-08-31 2016-08-19 2016-07-29 0.117 Dividend income
2016-07-15 2016-07-29 2016-07-19 2016-06-27 0.117 Dividend income
2016-06-16 2016-06-30 2016-06-20 2016-05-20 0.117 Dividend income
2016-05-16 2016-05-31 2016-05-18 2016-04-28 0.117 Dividend income
2016-04-15 2016-04-29 2016-04-19 2016-03-24 0.117 Dividend income
2016-03-16 2016-03-31 2016-03-18 2016-02-24 0.117 Dividend income
2016-02-12 2016-02-29 2016-02-17 2016-01-29 0.117 Dividend income
2016-01-14 2016-01-29 2016-01-19 2015-12-23 0.117 Dividend income
2015-12-16 2015-12-31 2015-12-18 2015-11-13 0.117 Dividend income
2015-11-13 2015-11-30 2015-11-17 2015-10-22 0.117 Dividend income
2015-10-16 2015-10-30 2015-10-20 2015-09-23 0.117 Dividend income
2015-09-16 2015-09-30 2015-09-18 2015-08-07 0.117 Dividend income
2015-08-17 2015-08-31 2015-08-19 2015-07-27 0.117 Dividend income
2015-07-17 2015-07-31 2015-07-21 2015-06-22 0.117 Dividend income
2015-06-16 2015-06-30 2015-06-18 2015-05-12 0.117 Dividend income
2015-05-14 2015-05-29 2015-05-18 2015-04-22 0.117 Dividend income
2015-04-16 2015-04-30 2015-04-20 2015-03-18 0.117 Dividend income
2015-03-17 2015-03-31 2015-03-19 2015-02-13 0.117 Dividend income
2015-02-12 2015-02-27 2015-02-17 2015-01-20 0.117 Dividend income
2015-01-15 2015-01-30 2015-01-20 2014-12-18 0.117 Dividend income
2014-12-23 2014-12-31 2014-12-26 2014-12-16 0.252 SP Dividend income
2014-12-16 2014-12-31 2014-12-18 2014-11-12 0.117 Dividend income
2014-11-13 2014-11-28 2014-11-17 2014-10-20 0.117 Dividend income
2014-10-17 2014-10-31 2014-10-21 2014-09-15 0.117 Dividend income
2014-09-16 2014-09-30 2014-09-18 2014-08-13 0.117 Dividend income
2014-08-15 2014-08-29 2014-08-19 2014-07-16 0.117 Dividend income
2014-07-17 2014-07-31 2014-07-21 2014-06-16 0.117 Dividend income
2014-06-16 2014-06-30 2014-06-18 2014-05-13 0.117 Dividend income
2014-05-15 2014-05-30 2014-05-19 2014-04-17 0.117 Dividend income
2014-04-15 2014-04-30 2014-04-17 2014-03-19 0.117 Dividend income
2014-03-17 2014-03-31 2014-03-19 2014-02-11 0.117 Dividend income
2014-02-13 2014-02-28 2014-02-18 2014-01-24 0.117 Dividend income
2014-01-16 2014-01-31 2014-01-21 2013-12-13 0.117 Dividend income
2013-12-16 2013-12-31 2013-12-18 2013-11-13 0.117 Dividend income
2013-11-14 2013-11-29 2013-11-18 2013-10-16 0.117 Dividend income
2013-10-17 2013-10-31 2013-10-21 2013-09-16 0.117 Dividend income
2013-09-16 2013-09-30 2013-09-18 2013-08-19 0.117 Dividend income
2013-08-16 2013-08-30 2013-08-20 2013-07-30 0.117 Dividend income
2013-07-17 2013-07-31 2013-07-19 2013-06-27 0.117 Dividend income
2013-06-14 2013-06-28 2013-06-18 2013-05-14 0.117 Dividend income
2013-05-16 2013-05-31 2013-05-20 2013-04-22 0.117 Dividend income
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