Monthly Archives: December 2015

Chesapeake, Oil and Junk Bonds

Chesapeake Energy Corporation has been feeling the strain of OPEC’s continuing price war on oil. Chesapeake once a bond investment favorite, second largest natural gas producer, issued fived of the worst performing junk bonds over the past week. To finance … Continue reading

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DuPont and Dow Chemical Agree to Merge, Then Break Up Into Three Companies

Companies have struck some $4.4 trillion of takeovers in 2015, surpassing 2007 as the top year on record for deals. DuPont and Dow, two of America’s oldest corporations, are struggling with sinking commodity prices and a strengthening U.S. dollar that … Continue reading

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U.S. Junk Bonds Post Steepest Decline Since 2011

A mass selloff of U.S. high-yield bonds signals fears that a six-year bull run in stocks and risky assets may be coming to an end. BlackRock’s iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, the largest high-yield exchange-traded fund at $15 … Continue reading

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India Adding to the Sugar Market

The global commodities market has been in a glut over the last year due to the oversupply in the market and the strong dollar weakening demand for commodities. India is projected to add to the global glut by adding 4 … Continue reading

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Alibaba Purchases Hong Kong’s South China Morning PosT

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese-based internet giant, announced its plans on Friday to purchase Hong Kong’s biggest English language newspaper in efforts to promote broader views of China as a global economic powerhouse. The South China Morning Post focuses … Continue reading

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U.S. Crude Oil Falls Below $36 a Barrel

Oil tumbled to its biggest weekly decline of the year after an International Energy Agency (IEA) said low prices are taking a toll on supply, but producers haven’t yet scaled back enough to make a dent in stockpiles. U.S. oil … Continue reading

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Rabobank to cut 9,000 jobs and shed assets to boost profit

Rabobank plans to lay off nearly a fifth of its workforce to boost profit and prepare for tougher European guidelines, expecting to shed 9,000 jobs and cut 150 billion euros ($164.7 billion) worth of assets from its balance sheet by … Continue reading

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