Matt Wirz Reporter
  • New York
  • The Wall Street Journal

Matt Wirz covers credit markets for The Wall Street Journal's Money & Investing team. Previously he was a founder and Editor in Chief of Debtwire.

Focus Areas

  • Credit Markets

76 Articles
23 days ago
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WSJ News Exclusive | JPMorgan Dodges a Buyout-Loan Bullet

The bank avoided loans backing purchases of companies such as Twitter and Citrix, which hurt Bank of America and othe...

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about 1 month ago
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Raising Money on Wall Street Hasn’t Been This Hard in a Decade

Mergers and stock and bond offerings slowed in October to the lowest level in over a decade as the Fed’s rate hikes s...

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about 2 months ago
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U.K. Crisis Spills Into U.S. Junk Debt

Collateralized loan obligation prices have been hit hard by a slump in the British pound and the unwinding of U.K. pe...

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2 months ago
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Ukraine Takes Unorthodox Pitch to Wall Street to Raise Billions in Debt

Officials who have negotiated international loans and a debt-payment holiday now hope to leverage foreign backing to ...

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3 months ago
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Meme-Stock Traders Embrace Avaya Despite Wall Street Fears

Online traders follow activist investor ‘The King’ and drive big gains in the company’s shares, which had fallen to 6...

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3 months ago
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Junk-Loan Defaults Worry Wall Street Investors

Missed loan payments point to a hard landing for companies squeezed by rising interest rates.

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4 months ago
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Rising Interest Rates Put the Squeeze on Fintech Lenders

Lenders such as Upstart, Mosaic and Carvana are finding money harder to come by.

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4 months ago
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Avaya’s Collapsing Debt Deal Hits Clients of Goldman, JPMorgan

The cloud-communications company cut its earnings forecast by more than 60% a few weeks after borrowing $600 million ...

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9 months ago
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WSJ News Exclusive | Investors Start Buying Ukraine, Russia Bonds

Distressed-debt funds are swooping in as the war pushes bond prices down.

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10 months ago
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Investors Seek More Information About Companies’ Struggles to Hire, Retain Staff

Investors are scrambling to get better data about worker pay, satisfaction and quit rates as mass resignations hit co...

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10 months ago
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Hedge-Fund Showdown With Mexican Lender Credito Real Nears Endgame

Hedge funds that questioned the nonbank payroll lender’s accounting are reaping paper gains as the risk of a default ...

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10 months ago
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Junk Loans Shine Amid Market Rout

Investors put a record $2.25 billion into leveraged loan mutual funds last week.

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