This Industry's Junk Bonds Fared Even Worse Than Energy: Chart

  • U.S. High Yield Metals & Mining Index falls 26%: BofA
  • Plunging metals prices, coal bankruptcies drag down miners

Things were bad for energy companies in 2015. By at least one measure, miners had it worse.

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Metals and Mining Index lost 26 percent in 2015, trailing the 24 percent decline for a similar gauge in energy and the worst performance among 13 industries, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence. The U.S. high-yield market lost 4.6 percent last year, the Bank of America measure shows.

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