High-Yield Default Rates Drop

High-yield default rates are moving lower, according to Moody’s. A growing economy, a recovery in profits, and oil prices well above winter 2016 levels have supported a spread environment, somewhat reminiscent of the growing economies of the mid-1990s and mid-2000s, although spreads were tighter then

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Apr 28, 2017

Duration: Not Debunked, Just Practically Applied

When will interest rates rise and by how much? This question has been analyzed and debated continuously over the years as...

Apr 28, 2017

Understanding “Marginal Contribution to Risk”

At IndexIQ, we spend a lot of time researching and understanding the types of risks that investors face in...

Apr 27, 2017

France Narrows Down Candidates; Euro Jumps

Following the first round of the French Election, the euro jumped to a five-month high against the dollar in a...

Apr 21, 2017

The Many Shades of Active Share

The correlation of stock returns has declined to multi-year lows. This should be good news for active managers trying to differentiate themselves from passive indexes.

Apr 20, 2017

Push and Pull on Global Currencies

Concerns over escalating geopolitical tensions, doubts over U.S. fiscal stimulus, and uncertainty over political battles have pushed and pulled on global currencies.

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