The $1.3 trillion loan market that’s spooking everyone right now

The International Monetary Fund has decided its time to sound the alarm about leveraged loans. It’s a $1.3 trillion global market comprised of debt built up by companies in precarious financial positions.

The IMF expects global issuance of these loans to companies that are either heavily indebted already or have weak credit ratings to be around $750 billion this year, after a record $788 billion in 2017. Ten years after the global financial crisis, investors are once again showing...

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