Merrill Lynch High Yield Master II
Total Nonfarm Payrolls All Employees: Other hybrid capital securities, such as those legacy issues that potentially convert into preference shares, those with both cumulative and non-cumulative coupon deferral provisions, and those with alternative coupon satisfaction mechanisms, are also included in the index.
Data in this graph are copyrighted. Please review the copyright information in the series notes before sharing. Jan 4, Percent , Not Seasonally Adjusted. Original issue zero coupon bonds, "global" securities debt issued simultaneously in the eurobond and US domestic bond markets , a securities and pay-in-kind securities, including toggle notes, qualify for inclusion in the Index.
Callable perpetual securities qualify provided they are at least one year from the first call date. Fixed-to-floating rate securities also qualify provided they are callable within the fixed rate period and are at least one year from the last call prior to the date the bond transitions from a fixed to a floating rate security. Cash flows from bond payments that are received during the month are retained in the index until the end of the month and then are removed as part of the rebalancing.
Cash does not earn any reinvestment income while it is held in the Index. The Index is rebalanced on the last calendar day of the month, based on information available up to and including the third business day before the last business day of the month.
Issues that meet the qualifying criteria are included in the Index for the following month. Issues that no longer meet the criteria during the course of the month remain in the Index until the next month-end rebalancing at which point they are removed from the Index.
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