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Fed to expand purchases of corporate bonds in secondary market

The Federal Reserve said Monday it will expand its efforts to backstop the corporate debt market by purchasing a “broad, diversified market index” of U.S. corporate bonds in the secondary market.

The central bank says the purchases of individual corporate bonds will be used to create a “corporate bond portfolio” that meets the Fed’s existing standards on minimum rating, maximum maturity, and other criteria.

Through its Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility, the central bank has already been purchasing exchange-traded funds which include investment-grade and some high-yield corporate debt. As of June 10, the Fed has taken on about $5.5 billion in corporate bond ETFs.

The Fed plans on supplementing the secondary market purchases with purchases directly from issuers through a Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility, which is not yet live.

Both facilities will be supported by $75 billion of equity from the U.S. Treasury, appropriated by Congress’s Coronavirus Aid,

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Why corporate America ‘can’t unlearn’ protest’s lessons in building diverse workplaces

As protests erupt globally over the death of George Floyd, more companies are lending a hand to the movement through donations and pledges to expand their workforce to be more diverse — gestures that experts warned won’t be enough by themselves.

The latest companies to address racial inequalities are Adidas (ADDYY), who pledged to fill 30% of their open U.S. positions with black or Latino people, and Nike (NKE), Twitter (TWTR) and Square (SQ), who announced June 19 would be a paid company holiday to celebrate black culture.

But Jeff Lindor, founder and CEO of The Gentlemen’s Factory, told Yahoo Finance that while this is a start, the present pledges won’t define the long-term change that needs to happen.

“One thing that corporate America needs to understand, and the world needs to understand, is that black and brown people can’t unlearn what we’ve just experienced,” he told “On the Move”

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What the Fed’s coronavirus policy means for mushrooming ‘zombie’ corporate debt

By resolving to keep its foot on the pedal of easy monetary policy, the Federal Reserve is likely to continue fueling a binge in corporate borrowing, which carries the risk of postponing the day of reckoning for financially distressed companies. 

The boom in investment grade and high yield issuance has sent non-financial corporate debt levels to over $10 trillion, according to Federal Reserve data. As the coronavirus crisis gained a foothold in the world’s largest economy back in March, yields — which move inversely to prices — surged as investors priced in a looming financial disaster. 

However, the Fed’s crisis policy, which includes zero interest rates and purchases of exchange-traded funds and corporate debt, has bolstered the sector and sparked at least $1 trillion more in fresh issuance last month. The central bank’s ultra-loose policy has been credited with helping to fuel Wall Street’s rally, which until this week

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If Trump isn’t re-elected as president, here’s what may happen to corporate profits

Higher corporate taxes (and personal taxes, too) and lower profits could be lurking in 2021 if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidency from President Trump, suggests strategists at Goldman Sachs. The billion-dollar question is whether markets would tank in the lead-up to signs a Biden presidency —and its era of higher taxes on businesses and households — was inevitable.

“For many clients, the most important equity market implication is the potential for higher corporate tax rates,” cautioned Goldman Sachs strategist David Kostin in a new note on Monday.

The Trump tax cuts enacted in 2017 reduced the federal statutory rate for corporations to 21% from 35%. In turn, the effective corporate tax rate fell to 19%. The lower taxes have unleashed higher corporate profits, rising dividends and a fresh wave of stock buybacks. Verdict is still out if corporations have upped capital investments as aggressively as hoped for

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