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A high-yield bond is a debt security issued by a corporation with a lower-than-investment grade rating. Get answers to similar questions about high-yield bonds from our primer below.Read our primer
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|Month-to-Date||Change from Last Month||Year-To-Date||Change from 2021|
|Avg. Clearing Yield||0.0604||-0.0007||6.55||1.41|
|Avg. Bid S&P U.S. HY Corporate Bond Index||88.17||-3.03||88.17||-17.72|
|Return S&P U.S. HY Corporate Bond Index||-0.003012702||-0.006715288||-11.30||-15.89|
|HY Bond Volume (bils)||2.5||-7.93||80.39||-275.4|
|Institutional Loan Volume||6.57||-3.24||188.25||-248.37|
|Leveraged Finance Volume (including pro rata)||10.37||-19.34||427.91||-486.06|
With real-time news and proprietary analytics, LCD provides news and technicals for the US and European leveraged loan, high-yield bond, distressed, and investment-grade corporate markets. Plug into the leveraged finance space with some of our complimentary stories on originations, downgrades, and other market-level trends.Read news
What is a high yield bond? Our free online primer is the definitive guide to the asset class. It covers high yield use of proceeds, issuer types, the investor universe, bond structures, covenants, bond math, registration, and everything in between.Read the primer
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