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Credit Brief: Selling Junk and Buying ABS; Growing Distress

May 20, 2022, 7:24 PM

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  • Investors including BlackRock and Vanguard Group are betting that junk bonds will keep getting hammered, and are seeking refuge in asset backed securities
  • Demand for investment-grade bonds is shrinking as yields rise in other markets
  • The amount of distressed debt spiked last week as money managers drop risky securities

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