Published Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:48:42 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
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 continues to attract market participants even when the overall market looks unstable.
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After the long positive period, we finally see a brief stumble in the price of the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG). The decrease on a weekly basis is $0.51 and the benchmark finished the Friday trading session at $85.10 per share.
The US stock market and the high-yield bonds were negatively affected by the employment data that badly missed expectations, adding to growing concerns that the global economy may be slowing down. Currently, the situation remains stable as the correction of the trend was more or less expected. Nevertheless, if the market participants start to see uncertainty in the market environment we may see a quick change of the trend direction.
Source: Barchart, iBoxx $ High Yield Corp Bond iShares
Statistical Comparison and Spread Review of the Sector
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|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|CS HIGH YIELD BOND FUND||2.44||0.0||0.00||0.00||9.31|
|WELLS FARGO ADV INCOME OPP FUND||7.78||0.0||0.00||0.00||9.15|
|PIONEER HIGH INCOME TRUST||8.90||0.0||0.00||0.00||9.06|
|CREDIT SUISSE ASSET MANAGEMENT INCOME FUND||3.08||0.0||0.00||0.27||7.94|
|ISHARES IBOXX $ HIGH YIELD CORPORATE BOND FUND||85.78||0.0||0.00||4.56||5.31|
|SPDR S&P 500 ETF||281.31||0.0||0.00||5.10||1.81|
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