US Corporate Bonds

Bloomberg Corporate Bond Indexes

Name Value Change MTD Return 52-Week Return Effective Yield
Bloomberg US Corporate Bond Index 135.93 -0.33 -0.65% +6.75% 3.16%
Bloomberg Investment Grade European Corporate Bond Index 117.71 -1.05 -1.22% -2.95% 1.30%
Bloomberg Global Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index 123.92 -0.58 -0.89% +2.10% 2.42%
Bloomberg Global High Yield Corporate Bond Index 145.27 +0.96 -3.00% -0.67% 6.89%

FlNRA/Bloomberg Active U.S. Corporate Bond Indexes

Investment Grade

Total Return 188.38 -26
Price 101.84 -15
Yield 3.64 +3
Volume 10,165.92 -24050
MTD Total Return -0.57% -
YTD Total Return +4.81% -
Date 12/18/2014
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High Yield

Total Return 308.59 +378
Price 127.80 +157
Yield 6.63 -24
Volume 4,221.55 -140046
MTD Total Return -2.35% -
YTD Total Return +0.94% -
Date 12/18/2014
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Definitions & Description

The FlNRA/Bloomberg Active U.S. Corporate Bond Indexes are comprised of the "active" (most frequently traded) fixed coupon bonds represented by FINRA TRACE. FINRA's transaction reporting facility that disseminates all over-the-counter secondary market transactions in these public bonds. Indexes are updated after 5:30PM ET each business day. The indexes are rebalanced on a monthly basis.

Total Return (Index) measures the total amount earned by owning a security over the time period. It incorporates the accrued interest on the bond during ownership, coupons paid out on the bond, and rise and fall of the bond's price. It is the most complete measure of the amount of money made on holding fixed income issues in the index.

Price (Index) is the weighted average Index price of all bonds in the index. Please see below for details.

Yield (Index) is the weighted average Index yield of all bonds in the index. Please see below for details.

Change — Calculated as today's value less yesterday's value.

Volume — Total par value traded for all bonds in the index in millions of U.S. dollars — this is the total volume reported to TRACE and is not constrained by Disseminated Volume caps.

FINRA TRACE Bond Market Activity & Statistics

All Issues & Convertibles Investment Grade High Yield
Total Issues Traded 6,808 4,689 -
Advances 3,052 1,723 1,155
Declines 3,536 2,845 649
Unchanged 103 55 46
52 Week High 147 85 37
52 Week Low 427 283 135
Dollar Volume 24,925 15,351 8,595

Definitions & Description

The Market Aggregate statistics provides an end-of-day recap of secondary corporate bond market activity in publicly traded TRACE eligible securities. The aggregate statistics is updated after 7:00PM ET each business day.

The Total issues traded and the Dollar volume measures represent the full breadth of the TRACE-eligible universe (not including Rule 144A issues), but excludes when issued securities and matured securities.

The 52 Week High and 52 Week Low values include all Total Issues Trades, except those issues whose issue date is within the prior five business days. High and Low values are determined from the Last Sale

Dollar Volume per security is calculated as quantity of bonds times par value. This information is aggregated for the universe and rounded to the nearest million. Values represent Million USD. Trades are included as: Customer Buys and sells, and Inter-Dealer sells.

Unless indicated otherwise: intraday data is at least 15 minutes delayed; mutual fund NAVs are updated at the close of every market day; all prices are in the local currency; Time is ET.

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