Despite the potential pitfall related to energy sector debt, some remain hopeful that corporate bonds can still eek out some returns due to the improving U.S. economy. For instance, Morgan Stanley expects U.S. high-grade corporate bonds could return 3.1 percentage points more than comparable Treasury bonds.

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Max Chen contributed to this articled. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of LQD.