How do I get info on high yield bonds including ratings?
Go to Bloomberg (available in the Business Library):
For High Yield Bond Indices, type HYI
For the High Yield Bond menu, type HYM
For Bond Ratings Definitions, type RATD
Use Capital IQ (available in the Business Library) and select Fixed Income:
Customize Display columns > Fixed Income Section > Security Valuation > Offering Yield // Yield to Worst. You can then export the results into Excel by clicking the "Go" button, and manually calculating the average.
Use Factiva. (Moody's source)
Click on Search, then Search Builder. In the Free Text box, type
rst=moodpr and (upgrade or downgrade) and 'company name'
and change the Date Range to suit your needs.
For Canadian ratings:
See the book FP Bonds Corporate
Use Datastream in the Business Library. Search the Bonds and Convertibles area. Moodys and S&P ratings are shown in the Summary Information report. Also see the Bond Credit Ratings report.
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