Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cracks in the Credit Facade

Here is a cheery Bloomberg article to start your day.  It goes into detail on a few pending CMBS offerings and how issuers are having to boost yields to get their bonds sold, as investors are worried about credit quality and want to get paid for added risk.  Gee, what a concept.  Like the article I linked to yesterday, there are plenty of facts in this article and I don't want to excerpt key points out of context. 

I will note this quote, though:
Property values in the largest U.S. cities have surpassed their 2007 peaks, encouraging demand, after plunging as much as 42 percent in the aftermath of the credit crisis, according to Moody’s/RCA Commercial Property Price Index .
I have read plenty of articles in recent months about the drop in lending standards.  Investors' search and desire for yield has made them less concerned about credit quality.  It seems a welcome push back has begun.  It needs to spread beyond real estate.  

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