High-yield corporate bonds are currently in keen demand again, driven by the energetic steps taken by the central banks in their fight against the coronavirus crisis.
Stock market prices have risen sharply despite the crisis, but the gap between the financial and the real economy continues to widen. Update from the Investment Division.
Whether the measures taken by governments and central banks will take effect – these remain the decisive questions for the capital markets. The investment strategy of the YOU INVEST funds continues to be dominated by the pandemic and the measures taken to combat and contain the consequential losses.
In the context of record lows of money market rates and low government bond yields, high-yield bonds remain in demand. In view of the already very low spreads it may be worthwhile having a closer look at this bond segment.
Equities have recovered from their beginning-of-year slump, and bonds, especially corporate and emerging markets, have recorded impressive gains. The loosening of the monetary environment in China and the continuation of the loose monetary policy in the USA have reduced the risk aversion of investors. In terms of asset allocation, we generally prefer default risk. Equities […]
Bond investors are faced with a difficult environment. Do corporate bonds offer the chance of a halfway decent yield? Stampfl: The statement that bond investors are faced with a difficult environment is actually an erroneous one. A balanced portfolio consisting of bonds from the peripheral countries and the core countries across all sectors would have […]
For many institutional investors corporate bonds from emerging markets issuers have become an important instrument of portfolio diversification. Our fund management team estimates that a portfolio made up of 70% investment grade bonds and 30% high-yield bonds can yield an average 5% in the medium term. This sort of yield can hardly be achieved with […]