A third week of dropping BDC sector prices as market confidence falters. We review the three biggest losers and one of the few weekly winners and also discuss an update from New Mountain Finance and a buyback at THL Credit. We end with the inevitable review of BDC credit trends.
The median price of the BDC Fixed Income issues we track dropped for a second week in a row. Nonetheless, other data suggests the public BDC debt sector is headed for expansion and higher prices.
“What goes up will come down” as BDC sector prices proved this week as volatility resumed. Also there were other notable developments including equity capital raised; a surprise dividend and important shareholder approvals. We also discuss the surprising change the size of the BDC sector is likely to take in the days and months ahead.
For a second week BDC common stock prices rally along with the broader indices. However, there’s a very long way for prices to go before returning to pre-Covid levels and multiple challenges ahead.
BDC common stock prices leapt upward in the week ended May 22, narrowing the loss since Covid-19 began. Will the price healing continue ? The BDC Reporter has doubts, which we explain at length.
BDC Fixed Income prices seemed to be headed in one direction just a fortnight ago, but now are moving in unexpected ways. We discuss both sector trends and the path of individual issues and what the future might hold, which is likely to be very different from the past.
With BDC IQ 2020 earnings season at an end, is the sector oversold after dropping twice as much as the S&P 500 ? The BDC Reporter discusses in detail why that might not be the case.
BDC Fixed Income prices drop slightly in the week. We discuss the challenges the weaker BDCs face and how that’s translating to the value of their debt.
BDC Fixed Income prices have a good week, mirroring their common stock counterparts. Yet, we’re far from the days when most every unsecured debt issue traded at par. Just how far and what might need to happen for that to change is discussed in this latest version of the BDC Fixed Income Market Recap.
BDC Fixed Income prices drop back after a big rally the prior week, but not too far. We provide the details and take a new snapshot of where we stand in the fourth week of the melt-down of BDC debt prices.
The BDC sector dropped back again last week after a head fake the week before. We review the numbers and evaluate what we’ve been learning from the BDCs themselves all week and what remains unknown.
After a record week for BDC Fixed Income price drops, a reversal. We bring readers up to date on the ever changing numbers. Plus, we look ahead to what might happen under different scenarios, including the previously unthinkable.
The BDC sector reaches new lows not seen in over ten years but bounces part of the way back. Is the worse over ? The BDC Reporter argues that we’ve only just begun, and explains why.
The BDC Reporter describes the terrible, horrible, no good week just passed for the BDC sector, but cannot offer much in the way of immediate hope that we are at a turning point yet. As best we can, we look ahead as the extent of the damage to expect comes – very slowly – into focus. There are elegant solutions available here but will either the Federal government or Wall Street be up to the challenge.