Corporate bonds

America’s companies, from Apple Inc. to Verizon Communications Inc., are saving about $700 billion in interest payments with the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented stimulus.
The lowest volumes for U.S. corporate-bond trading since 2008 are underscoring the potential for market disruptions as regulations prompt dealers to retreat.
Apple Inc., the iPhone maker seeking to help finance a $100 billion capital reward for shareholders with borrowed money, may sell its first bonds in almost two decades as soon as today with a six-part offering.
The market for corporate borrowing through commercial paper contracted for a fifth week as financial institutions reduced issuance of short-term IOUs, instead borrowing cheaply from central banks and issuing corporate bonds at record-low interest rates.
Ford Motor Co. was raised to investment grade by Moody’s Investors Service, enabling Executive Chairman Bill Ford, great-grandson of the founder, to reclaim the blue oval logo he put up as collateral for a loan.
International Business Machines Corp. sold $1.5 billion of debt in its second U.S. dollar-denominated offering this year, as corporate bond yields reach record lows.
Global corporate bond issuance is poised for the slowest April in six years as companies reduce their reliance on debt markets while sitting on cash reserves that are about the highest on record.
Daily corporate bonds brief
Daily corporate bonds brief