Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital talks about the recession and the corporate bond market.

Hello. Here is Aaron Weinman. The Bond King has spoken! Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, is convinced that a recession is on its way in 2023.

But not everything is gloomy. He loves the look of lower rated investment grade securities, specifically those rated triple B. He also fantasizes about double B bonds, the highest grade in the high-yield market.

These are companies, or sometimes countries, securities that yield much more profit than a higher-rated borrower like Google or Apple, but they do come with risks.

For Gundlach, that risk is worth it, especially with higher short-term interest rates. Borrowers living in the triple or double B spaces will have to make more expensive interest payments in the coming months.

Insider’s Hayley Cuccinello heard from the outspoken billionaire at an event in Huntington Beach, California. Check out her story here.

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Jeffrey Gundlach, wearing a lime green T-shirt and brown pants, speaks at the Future Proof Festival in Huntington Beach, California

Billionaire “Nice Bond” Jeffrey Gundlach

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1. Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital has a thing for bonds. Although it is believed that a recession is about to happen, it is not all bleak for the billionaire.

Sharing his playbook on the bond market, he believes the place for double-digit growth for investors is between the lines of investment grade and sub-investment grade markets.

Gundlach recommended buying securities rated Double B (the highest level of non-investment grade) and Triple B (the lowest investment grade level).

He admitted that there is a risk in this strategy, but it is not enough to prevent him from devouring these securities. He said the move could yield the investor a return of up to 12%.

Helped by an environment of rising interest rates. Securities and loan bond repayments will become more expensive for those with floating rate repayment schedules.

Gundlach spoke at the Future Proof Festival. Read the full story here.

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Curated by Aaron Weinman in New York. Tips? E-mail or tweet @aaronw11.

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