GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

High Yield Industry Statistics

High Yield Industry Statistics provide insights on the risk, return, and performance characteristics of investments with lower credit ratings.

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"The global high-yield bond market is valued at around $2.4 trillion as of 2020."

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"In 2021, US high-yield corporate bonds averaged yield to worst of 4.23%."

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"Energy is the largest sector within the high-yield market, making up just over 15% of the index as of October 2020."

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"North America leads global high yield market with 57.3% share as of 2020."

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"Default rate in global high yield industry reached a 10-year high of 6.2% in 2020."

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"US high yield bond issuance hit a record high of $462 billion in 2020."

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"The high yield energy sector default rate spiked to 17% in 2020."

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"European high yield bond issuance reached $107 billion in 2020, highest since 2014."

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"The global high yield market return was 5.12% in 2020."

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"Despite the downturn early in 2020, the High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) ended up returning about 2.5% in 2020."

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"As of 2021, the spread on U.S. high yield bonds was 322 basis points above Treasuries."

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"Canada's share of the global high yield bond market was less than 2% in 2020."

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"The global default rate for high-yield issuers is projected to fall to 2.25% by the end of 2021."

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"In Q1 2021, the distressed bond ratio in the high yield industry fell to 3.2%, lowest since 2014."

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"The average yield of global high yield corporate bonds was around 4.5% as of April 2021."

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"In the first half of 2020, high yield energy bonds generated a total return of -24%."

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"The media and entertainment industry yielded the highest average return among high-yield industries at 6.25% in 2021."

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"The retail sector has the highest recovery rate in the US high yield market, with a historical average recovery rate of 59% as of 2020."

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"The automotive industry showed a sector default rate of 8.57% in the high yield market as of December 2020."

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