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Weekly Review: High-Yield CEFs - BGH Has The Highest Yield And One Of The Lowest Durations

Published Wed, 01 May 2019 14:41:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Introduction
The closed-end funds from the high-yield sector significantly increased their prices over the past four months. Currently, most of them are traded at positive Z-scores, which is an indication that they have lost most of their statistical edge. Still, they are traded at high discounts, but we are cautious when we select our positions due to the lack of statistical edge. I still see several interesting buying opportunities in the sector, which I am going to discuss with you in this article. At the end of the article, we will review in more detail Barings Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (BGH) as interesting buying opportunity based on the high yield and one of the lowest durations in the sector.
The Benchmark
On a weekly basis, the price of the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) reported a gain of $0.29 and finished the Friday session at $86.27 per share. The positive week helped to the main index to reach its new highest level for the year. The sector is performing really well, and for the current year, it managed to increase its price by $6.25 per share. The last time when we saw the benchmark to be traded at these levels was during the sharp drop at the beginning of 2018.

Source: Barchart, iBoxx $ High Yield Corp Bond iShares
Statistical Comparison And Spread Review Of The Sector
High-yield bonds are typically evaluated on the difference between their yield and the yield on the US Treasury bond. High-yield spreads are... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
DREYFUS HIGH YIELD STRATEGIES 3.07   0.0 0.00 0.27 9.63
MFS INTERMEDIATE HIGH INCOME FUND 2.68   0.0 0.00 0.00 9.08
FIRST TRUST HIGHOME LONG/SHORT FUND 14.97   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.82
PIONEER HIGH INCOME TRUST 9.29   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.72
WELLS FARGO ADV INCOME OPP FUND 8.20   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.61
NEUBERGER BERMAN HIGH YIELD STRATEGIES FUND 12.01   0.0 0.00 0.98 7.45
ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN GLOBAL HIGH INCOME FUND 11.78   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.68
ISHARES IBOXX $ HIGH YIELD CORPORATE BOND FUND 87.32   0.0 0.00 4.60 5.27
SPDR S&P 500 ETF 301.29   0.0 0.00 5.42 1.82

DREYFUS HIGH YIELD STRATEGIES - DHF
DREYFUS HIGH YIELD STRATEGIES - DHF  


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