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Late Corporate Credit Update


Investment-grade corporate credit risk cooled Friday, back near October lows amid a cautious bounce in stocks as more hawkish (read: 75bp) year end rate hikes debated.

  • Investment grade risk measured by Markit's CDXIG5 index is currently -4.398 at 94.703; CDXHY5 high yield index at 98.255 (+.857).
  • Outperforming credit sectors (tighter or least wide): Technology and Industrials both +1.4 followed by Consumer Staples (+1.7).
  • Lagging sectors (wider or least narrow): Subordinated Financials (+4.1), Materials (+3.6), Sr Financials (+3.5).

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