High Yield Bonds

From Schweser’s Question Bank of Reading 32, “considering the equity tendencies of high yield bonds”; so high yield bonds have equity tendencies? In what sense?

What can be said about the current allocations? A) Not aggressive enough. B) Properly diversified. C) Too aggressive.

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    Considering the Jones are very close to retirement, the current equity portion of the portfolio should be reduced. At 65%, it could be debated that equities are properly represented, but, considering the equity tendencies of high yield bonds, this pushes the allocation to 95%. With no cash, liquidity will need to be increased to fund their living expenses.

Read the FI reading on corporate bonds for detailed explanation

HY especially in times of stress, behave like equitiies

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