Over the past month or so, the only area of the bond market that has done well is junk. Both Treasuries and investment grade corporates have struggled, while high yield bonds have continued to surge. Below we highlight a six-month performance chart of the high yield bond ETF (HYG) and the investment grade corporate bond ETF (LQD). As shown, HYG is up 18.17% over the last six months, while LQD is only up 5.50%. You can see a clear split in performance (shaded in gray) at the start of December, where HYG continued to trade higher and LQD began to trade lower.