There was a slight – and we mean tiny – shift in BDC Fixed Income prices in the week ended January 17, 2020. Also, two BDCs were in the market issuing new debt: one for a very large and one for a very small amount, but both are instructive.
BDC Fixed Income prices surprise the BDC Reporter in the first few days of the new year. Plus, a BDC taps the unsecured market for the first time.
Here’s the final BDC Fixed Income Market Recap for 2019. Given that prices have barely budged this week, we principally look back at the highlights of the year.
The holiday shortened Christmas week was also the last full week of the year for the BDC sector. We recap where prices went in the few days the market was open and look back over the year as a whole. Yes, 2019 was a very good year overall for the BDC sector, but there’s more than that to consider, and we do.
The late-in-the-year BDC sector rally continues judging by most of the numbers, but the BDC Reporter remains skeptical of investor enthusiasm. Unavoidably with only two weeks to go, we begin to look ahead to price, dividend and leverage levels in the year ahead.
The BDC common stock sector is zooming. BDC Fixed Income is snoozing. We discuss what little news and price activity there was in the week ended December 13, 2019.
BDC sector prices continue upwards for another week, but are we reaching a point of resistance ? Also, developments at several BDCs that were in the news this week could spill over into the coming weeks and with unanticipated consequences.
The BDC Fixed Income market ends November in a familiar place, but multiple developments in the segment are likely to be on the way, some very soon.
We cannot tell a lie: the week ended November 1 was uneventful where BDC Fixed Income prices and news were concerned. We illustrate with numerous examples, and make some predictions for what to expect.
Medley Management quietly announces that millions of shares in Medley Capital held in a special purpose vehicle their principals control are being “put” to their owners. Therein hangs a tale that dates back several years and which the BDC Reporter has been covering throughout.
We review price developments and new issuance in the BDC Fixed Income segment for the week ended October 25, 2019.
The major indices and BDC sector prices are all moved together in the week ended October 25, 2019. We discuss market conditions and the most important development of the week: New Mountain Finance’s equity raise.
The BDC Fixed Income median price barely changed for the week, but there was a shift among issues trading below par. Otherwise, new issue activity remained high and more is promised. It’s been a busy month for BDC unsecured debt and for the Reporter.