Series 66: High-Yield Or Junk Bonds

Taken from our Series 66 Online Guide

High-Yield or Junk Bonds

Below-investment grade bonds (BB+ credit rating or lower) are also known as junk bonds. Junk bonds are a type of unsecured or partially secured corporate bond that typically offers significantly higher yields to compensate for their lower credit rating. For this reason, junk bonds are also known as high-yield bonds. Non-investment-grade ratings are usually given to companies that do not have a long track record or that have a questionable ability to meet their debt obligations.

Like other bonds, junk bonds generate a steady stream of income from a stated coupo

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