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JUNK BONDS TUMBLE WITH STOCKS

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With global stocks and commodities in a rout, most U.S. bonds are surging again. Chart 1 shows the T-Bond 20+Year iShares (TLT) continuing its recent surge (as bond yields tumble to the lowest level in a year). The only exception is high yield corporates. Chart 2 shows the Lehman High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) falling more than 2% and breaking its 200-day moving average. We've pointed out several times in the past that junk bonds are more closely tied to stocks than to bonds. Right now, junk bonds are following stocks lower.

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John Murphy
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