No Bonds, No Problem

As corporate bond trading volumes wane, some investors are using credit-default swaps to bet on whether bonds will rise or fall in value.

If corporate bonds don’t trade frequently enough for you, one solution is to turn elsewhere.

More and more investors are betting on whether the notes will go up or down in value without owning the securities, using derivatives. This has been attractive for asset managers looking to be nimble in markets or make big bets, especially as corporate-debt trading volumes wane.

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