Posts New Paper on State of the Investment Grade Corporate Bond Sector

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- has published a new paper, titled "Investment Grade Corporates: History Lessons for Ahistorical Times," by Monica Erickson, head of the investment grade corporate bond team at DoubleLine Capital.

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In March 2020, amid the market dislocations caused by societal and business shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Federal Reserve, Ms. Erickson writes, "engineered an unprecedented intervention" to support access to credit by U.S. corporations. In the wake of that intervention, she observes, "investors in high grade corporate bonds face historically low yields, tight spreads and a high degree of interest rate sensitivity. However, as the global economy continues to reopen, and corporate profitability and earnings growth remain strong, the spread should remain range-bound. In my view, the main risk to investment grade bonds remains in the sector's elevated sensitivity to higher interest rates."

In the paper, with an eye to helping investors manage their exposure to the investment grade corporate bond sector, Ms. Erickson reviews its evolution and historical norms relative to the present, including the growth and size of this market, its credit fundamentals and its interest-rate sensitivity (duration).

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