For investors hunting for yield, bonds of blue-chip U.S. companies stand apart from everything else. According to Bank of America Corp. credit strategists, the $6 trillion of investment-grade company debt issued in dollars makes up 12 percent of the global bond market, but drives 32 percent of yield income. While the Fed’s easy-money policies after the financial crisis boosted U.S. corporate debt, what’s fueling their performance now is the experimentation with negative rates undertaken by European and Japanese central bankers.
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