Receive potential higher yield by investing in these speculative grade bonds which typically carry a higher risk of default compared to investment grade bonds.

Speculative Grade bonds (also known as High Yield bonds) are those rated BB+ and below by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) or Fitch and Ba1 and below by Moody’s. These credit-rating agencies assess the credit risk of the issuer of the bonds, and assign them a credit rating based on information available at the time. Credit risk rating represents the agencies’ opinion on the possibility that the bond issuer may fail to pay what is owed. In some cases, the bonds may not even be rated by S&P or Moody’s.


Key Features

  • Receive the principal value of the bond upon maturity or when the bond is called by the issuer.
  • The investors are subject to higher credit risk. High-Yield Bonds/debentures are typically rated below investment grade or are unrated and as such are often subject to a higher risk of issuer default.
  • The High Yield bonds are subject to higher vulnerability to economic cycles. High-yield Bonds/debentures typically fall more in value than investment grade Bonds/debentures during economic downturns as (i) investors become more risk averse and (ii) default risk rises.

These products are only recommended for investors with an appropriate risk appetite, financial situation, experience and objectives as they carry significant risks. Investors are exposed to the issuer's credit risk and market risks.

The product may not be suitable for all types of investors. For more information on the features, benefits and risks of this type of investment, please contact your Relationship Manager.


Important Notes

DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited is not your investment adviser or acting in any fiduciary capacity to you. The above information is not and shall not be considered as investment advice. It does not constitute any offer or solicitation of offer to subscribe, transact or redeem any investment product. Investment involves risk. Past performances are not indicative of future performances. You should not rely on the above information alone to make any investment decision. You should carefully read the product offering documentation for detailed product information and risk factors prior to making any investment. If you have any doubt on this material or any product offering documentation, you should seek independent professional advice.

Bond (“the Product”) is investment product. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in the Product unless DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited has explained to you that the Product is suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives.

Investors investing in the product denominated in non-local currency should be aware of the risk of exchange rate fluctuation that may cause a loss of principal. The product is different from traditional time deposit and should not be treated as their substitution.

The price of bonds can and does fluctuate and any individual bond may experience upward or downward movements, and may even become valueless. There is an inherent risk that losses may be incurred rather than profit made as a result of buying and selling bonds. Investors are subject to the issuer's credit risk.

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