How to Profit From the Coming Washout in High Yield Bond ETFs

A default wave will soon be hitting high yield bonds and investors better be prepared for it, says Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital.
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A default wave will soon be hitting high yield bonds and investors better be prepared for it, says Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital. Still, Blumenthal says there is a bright side to the coming washout in junk bonds. 'The good news is that the selloff will create one of the greatest buying opportunities of a lifetime in the not too distant future. Remember the 20% yields on high yield bonds in 2008? My two cents is that the coming opportunity will be even better,' says Blumenthal. Blumenthal says tactical trend analysis enables investors to identify the primary movements in high yield bonds. His strategy is to stay invested during the up trending cycles and shorten maturities when the trend turns down. In other words, buy the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) or the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) when trends are turning up.