U.S. high yield bond issuance rebounded to a healthy $40.1 billion in September from a dismal $3.2 billion August despite continued concerns of a high yield bubble and ongoing outflows from bond funds.
With the recent activity, U.S. high yield bond volume now stands at some $249 billion, down slightly from the same period in 2013.
Considering the market tenor of late this summer, the September issuance is striking. In fact, the $40.1 billion is the largest monthly figure since the $47.7 billion seen in September of 2013, according to S&P Capital IQ/LCD.
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