Category Archives: Peritus

Today’s High Yield Market

During October, we saw the general high yield market hit multi-year lows on spreads; however, in the first part of November, we have seen that reverse.  Over the first half of November, some softness has emerged in the high yield …

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Finding Value

As an active manager, our investment strategy involves actively working to find value, rather than tracking a broad underlying index (passive management).  But just what does finding value entail?  We see a couple key areas where we see inefficiencies within …

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Off the Sidelines

Over the past months and years, the financial media and market commentators are constantly questioning whether the markets can continue their upward trend.  For instance, just a few month ago the concern was heating up with historically high valuations in …

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High Yield Investing: Corporate Bonds versus Equities

A company can issue debt (bonds) or equity (stock) as they look to gain access to capital markets.  Investors then have the options to buy either the bonds or stock.  It often seems that novice investors immediately think of stocks …

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Time to Pay Attention

The talk of changes in the retail sector over this year has been unending.  Be it the “Amazon Effect” being amplified by the acquisition of Whole Foods and how that will change the grocery industry, how the societal effects of …

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Understanding an Index

So much has been made of indexing/passive-investing over the past several years.  Investors are often enticed by the lower fees and broad exposure, and often the perception that there is lower risk via the thought it that you won’t underperform …

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Lower for Longer

Today we saw the 10-year yield hit its lowest rate since November.  While some of the pressure is related to the tensions with North Korea, if markets were really fearful the worst would become reality, we’d see a full “risk …

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The Earnings Opportunity

Starting in late July and continuing through the first half of August is earnings season for most of our credits, which is a very important and busy time for us.  As active managers, we not only evaluate a credit as …

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Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Now

To understand where you are in the high yield market, it is helpful to take a look at where we have been.  People talk about how we are 8+ years into this “cycle” and are express concerns about valuations.  We …

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High Yield Morning Update

High yield bonds were better yesterday and today is opening slightly better too.  Three new issues priced yesterday for $1.55B in proceeds with three more on the docket for today.  The default risk in high yield bonds still remains low, …

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