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DBC: Jonathon Fite: Bond investors taking a lot of risk

DBC: Jonathon Fite: Bond investors taking a lot of risk

Here in the U.S., high quality companies with "investment grade" ratings sold over $400 billion worth of new debt in the first three months of the year. This is an all-time record for any quarter. And junk-rated companies issued almost $100 billion of new debt, double the amount issued in the first quarter of last year.Another way to look at this: Investors are piling back into bonds.

DBC: Daryl Hively: Marketing ideas for the summer slump

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It's that time of year when vendors and employees take much needed time off and business may slow a little. While sales may slow at this time of year, business owners can capitalize on this relatively quiet time by introducing a new marketing strategy, social media campaign, event, product, or by launching a retargeting campaign.

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