Thanks to a deep loss of oil from the high-risk bonds energy segment were able to attract a large number of investors attracted by approximately 21% rate of return (it was February) - for AMarkets materials.
But bonds soon began to go up (yields fell, respectively) - too much hype led to overbought. Bids fell to 9.5% - this is too little in the background of the uncertain dynamics of oil oversupply and weak demand. Prices for energy bonds grew even in the face of serious drawdown of oil in July. Then oil prices slipped by 15% - it is the largest monthly fall in 2016. The index of debt assets in the energy sector - BofA Merrill Lynch (BAML) US High Yield Energy Index - earned since the beginning of the year 26.7% of the profit (mid-July). Since mid-July the index falls - more than 10 consecutive days. Loss - 3%.
How about corporate defaults in the energy sector? According to the report, S & P Global Ratings, the number of bankruptcies in the segment will continue to grow. In the period from the beginning of 2015 by March 2016 energy companies accounted for about 50% of all bankruptcies in the United States. The bottom line - on garbage duty rates in the energy sector should fall. Since the oil small prospects for growth. However, if wanting to invest in junk bonds would be too much, the price can not fall, and yields - can not grow.