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A Ripe Environment for Strong Credit Performance

Our positive 2021 economic outlook, combined with better-than-expected company fundamentals, supports strong credit performance and spreads.

February 25, 2021


High-Yield and Bank Loan Outlook

First Quarter 2021

Here are the key takeaways from our latest High-Yield and Bank Loan Outlook report:

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