high-yield bond

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a (speculative) bond with a credit rating of BB or lower

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In the US, the dollar-weighted speculative-grade bond default rate closed
Measured on a dollar volume basis, the global speculative-grade bond default rate closed at 3.
These studies also find that speculative-grade bond systematic risk consists partially of bond market risk and partially of equity market risk.
Thus, proper consideration of both types of correlation materially affects the size of the confidence interval and may also substantially affect the interpretation of the efficiency of the speculative-grade bond market to accurately price risk.
In Europe the dollar-weighted speculative-grade bond default rate
On a dollar-volume basis, the global speculative-grade bond default rate
Few speculative-grade bonds were issued during 1990-1991, causing the fraction of callable bonds to be affected by small sample problems.
Before the 1980s, few new speculative-grade bonds (bonds rated below Baa3 by Moody's Investors Service or below BBB- by Standard and Poor's Corporation) were publicly offered because most investors shied away from their higher risk of default.
2012 due to a rise in speculative-grade bonds issued and held in the index, rather than due to any material downgrade actions.