Skip to content

The Worst Is Yet to Come for US Credit Markets: MLIV Pulse

  • Fed is seen as the biggest risk for corporate bonds: survey
  • High-grade spreads and junk-bond yields haven’t peaked yet
Updated on

The ugliest year ever for US corporate-bond investors is expected to get uglier -- and they only have the Federal Reserve to blame.

With the central bank raising interest rates at the fastest pace in decades, nearly three quarters of those who responded to the MLIV Pulse survey said that tighter monetary policy is the biggest risk facing the corporate-debt market. Just 27% were more concerned that corporate bankruptcies will pile up over the next six months.