high yield debt
high yield debt/high yield bonds
Also known as junk bonds. bonds rated by credit rating agencies as sub-investment grade (in other words, below BBB in the case of Standard & Poor's or below BAA in the case of Moody's). They tend to be fixed rate, with maturities of seven to ten years, usually with a bullet repayment at maturity. Some issues are structured as discount notes, that is, they do not pay cash interest for an initial period and are therefore issued at a discount to their final redemption value.
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Also known as high-yield debt and junk bonds.
In finance, a high-yield bond, non-investment grade bond, speculative grade bond or junk bond is a bond that is rated below investment grade at the time of purchase. See credit rating. These bonds have a higher risk of default or other adverse credit events, but typically pay higher yields than better quality bonds to make them attractive to investors.

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