Asset Class Weekly – M*A*S*H: A Report About High-Yield Bonds

It has been another month since my last report in January from the war zone that is the high yield bond market. At the heart of the conflict was and remains the embattled energy sector, which has seen its share of the high yield bond market shrink from over 13% to below 9% due to the heavy casualties inflicted on the sector by the precipitous decline in oil prices. But with oil prices having stabilized at least for the moment and now trading a few dollars higher in the low $30 per barrel range, it is worthwhile to survey the battlefront and check on the wounded to see if we can identify any signs of improvement or if the situation is continuing to deteriorate.

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