Dealer Positions in Corporate Bonds

October 31st, 2014 7:23 am | by John Jansen |

Via Bloomberg:

IG CREDIT: Dealer Positions Fall; HY at Record Low
2014-10-31 10:39:34.835 GMT

By Robert Elson
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Dealer positions in corporate bonds
fell $4.7b to $28.6b as of Oct 22. $45.9b, seen March 5, was the
high for the series Fed began April 2013; $23b low was Aug 2013.
* Investment grade positions:
* Short issues fell $28m to $3.4b; $3.6b, a new high for
2014 and for the series that began in April 2013, was
seen Oct 8; $1.2b low Aug 2013
* Positions longer than 13 months fell $909m to $12.4b;
$16.3b, the high, was seen Mar 12 2014, low of $5.4b in
Aug 2013
* Commercial paper positions at $11.6b, fell $2.9b;
$19.9b, the high, seen Mar 5, 2014 and $7.2b, the low,
seen Jan 1, 2014
* High yield issues fell $880m to $1.1b, a new series low;
high of $8.4b was seen June 2013
* High yield issues fell $880m to $1.1b, a new series low;
high of $8.4b was seen June 2013</li></ul>

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