S&P downgrades two BDCs and gets kicked to the curb. We revisit the changing risk profile of the BDC sector through the prism of yet another fund that has adopted the new higher leverage rules. Worrying but important reading.
BDC Fixed Income prices perk up…a little, as bond markets are roiled. Otherwise, not much happening as BDC issuers wait on the markets.
The BDC Common stock rally hangs in there for another week. The BDC Reporter – in a thoughtful mood – looks backwards and forwards at both stock prices and credit risk.
BDC Fixed Income prices drop along with about everything else as rates rise. However, we look beyond to the changes being wrought by BDC enthusiasm for the Small Business Credit Availability Act. This could go any number of ways.
Thank goodness for the BDC Reporter’s reputation as a sector psychic, the BDC rally rolled on. There’s room to run and reasons that could happen.
BDC Fixed Income prices did not move much on the week, but the outlook for the entire sector for years to come shifted dramatically.
A watershed week for the BDC Sector, but not for the usual reasons.
BDC Fixed Income prices are going nowhere but are the number of issues in the segment poised to boom ? We give two reasons why that might be the case.
The mini-surge in BDC common stock prices reversed this week. Are we headed back down or just taking a break ? Longer term, much may depend on how BDCs tackle the new leverage rules, as we explain.
Like in “Jaws’, the surface of BDC Fixed Income market seems calm. Underneath the surface, though, new dangers lurk. Some Note Holders might be wishing they had brought a bigger boat.
In a week with much back and forth about BDC leverage stock prices head modestly higher. We discuss trends, highlight an unexpected Biggest Loser and discuss the impact of the new law.
S&P speaks up about the new BDC leverage rules, expressing concern. Will the credit raters keep BDCs from borrowing to the hilt. If not the rating groups, then who ? We discuss the options and look into a glass. Darkly.