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Wall Street stands empty as people stay away from the area due to the coronavirus on March 30, 2020 in New York City.

US investment-grade debt issuance tops $1 trillion on back of Fed purchases

The current pace of bond offerings trounces last year's, as $1.14 trillion in high-grade debt was issued through all of 2019.
CNBC's Scott Wapner interviews Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital Co-Chairman, at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference July 18th in NYC.

Billionaire investor Howard Marks says ‘artificially supported’ markets will fall when the Fed’s aid slows

Investors are unlikely to buy debt at current levels once the Fed retreats, Marks said, adding prices will need to drop before interest rebounds.
A man walks past the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington October 12, 2016.

The Fed buys $305 million of corporate-debt ETFs to kick off its groundbreaking relief program

The central bank's ETF purchases helped push its balance sheet total to a record $6.93 trillion in the week ended March 13.
Trading information for KKR & Co is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 23, 2018.

KKR is revamping and renaming a failed $600 million credit fund — and the new version is designed to buy loads of coronavirus-hit debt

The new vehicle aims to gain client approval for reusing at least $217 million from its soured predecessor, Bloomberg reported.

From Boeing to Wynn Resorts, companies are maxing out credit lines as they race to stockpile cash amid coronavirus slowdown

Companies are turning to bank loans for cash as coronavirus panic leads to havoc in the corporate bond market.

The world’s massive debt pile is making a coronavirus shock especially especially dangerous right now

The world is holding a record amount of debt, which could make the economic shock from coronavirus that much more severe.

Companies are racked with loads of low-quality debt — and one economic coalition warns it will make the next meltdown even worse

There's more corporate debt in the economy than there has ever been before, and its quality is deteriorated. That could spell risk for the economy.

If the economy is good, why do so many big American companies look so unstable?

OPINION: Half of corporate investment-grade bonds are one notch above junk, and a lack of investment in productivity could be to blame.

Corporate America’s debt load is nearing $10 trillion, a record 47% of the overall economy — and experts around the world are sounding the...

Experts are specifically warning that a buildup of BBB-rated debt could be vulnerable to downgrades during an economic slowdown.

What slowdown? US companies led by Disney just raised a whopping $27 billion of debt in a single day

Disney alone brought in $7 billion during the Tuesday debt offerings, which follow just $84 billion worth of bond sales in August.