Beat Wittmann, a partner at Porta Advisors, has warned that junk bonds may even be a value value trap, arguing that there’s “no value left” in the “totally illiquid” high-yield market, reports Kalyeena Makortoff for CNBC. [Reviewing the Liquidity of Junk Bond ETFs]
ETF investors, for the most part, seem to agree as many are pulling out of the high-yield bond market. Over the past week, HYG experienced $786.6 million in net outflows and JNK saw $205.6 million in outflows, according to ETF.com.
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Max Chen contributed to this article.
Full disclosure: Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of HYG and JNK.