S&P: Spreads to Remain Elevated

Sheahan, Matthew
October 2009
High Yield Report;10/12/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 41, p20
The article suggests that spreads will remain high for some time despite of the 740bps tightening of speculative-grade spreads in the U.S. market, according to a report issued by Standard & Poor's in October 2009. Also indicated in the report was the tightening of BB spreads to 521 bps, 709 bps for B spreads and 1153 bps for triple C spreads. Analysts also predict that investment-grade spreads will be impacted by financial institutions and banks.


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