Weak economy boosts the high-yield bond market

08/23/2010 | InvestmentNews (free registration)

Investors in the high-yield bond market are earning top returns relative to other asset classes, thanks partly to the weak economy, low interest rates and a declining stock market. Record-high issuance is fueling the market as corporations strive to capitalize on low rates. Meanwhile, the default rate on high-yield bonds is declining, attracting even more investors to the market.

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