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Corporate Credit Update: Risk Measures Rising

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Investment-grade corporate credit risk marched higher Tuesday - as bonds reversed early gains, trading near session lows through the second half.

  • Investment grade risk measured by Markit's CDXIG5 index is currently +1.543 at 111.236; CDXHY5 high yield index at 95.034 (-1.771).
  • Outperforming credit sectors (tighter or least wide): Materials +7.6, Utilities +7.7 and Consumer Discretionary +7.9.
  • Lagging sectors (wider or least narrow): subordinated Financials +9.9, Communications +9.7 and Energy +9.6.
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Investment-grade corporate credit risk marched higher Tuesday - as bonds reversed early gains, trading near session lows through the second half.

  • Investment grade risk measured by Markit's CDXIG5 index is currently +1.543 at 111.236; CDXHY5 high yield index at 95.034 (-1.771).
  • Outperforming credit sectors (tighter or least wide): Materials +7.6, Utilities +7.7 and Consumer Discretionary +7.9.
  • Lagging sectors (wider or least narrow): subordinated Financials +9.9, Communications +9.7 and Energy +9.6.