[OPE-L:6148] junk debt?

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Sat Nov 03 2001 - 13:20:04 EST

Fred, not quite sure of what one is to make of this: despite the US feds 
efforts to decrease both short term and now long term rates, junk debt 
borrowing costs have risen considerably; the spread over comparable Treasurys 
has risen about 3x since mid 1998. There has been a squeeze on the supply of 
credit  of highly leveraged businesses and companies--see WSJ 10/29/01, p. C1.

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