High-yield was better Tuesday as stocks rallied for only the second time in the past ten sessions and oil rebounded following a disruption in the Libyan pipeline easing supply. The yield-to-worst/spread on the Bank of America High tightened 8bps/11bps on the day to close at 5.98%/+401 bps. Issuance remained on the sideline as several deals try to grow their books amid investor concern and push-back on structure. WTI closed at $48.37, up 1.34%. The US 10-year Treasury note close at 2.42% versus 2.38% the prior day. This morning markets are little changed with equities opening slightly lower, treasuries moving higher and oil extending yesterday’s gains. High-yield is opening flat to up 1/8 of a point generically on the move in oil pricing. One new deal is expected to price this afternoon for Ascent Resources.
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