Market News and Commentary June 18

Distressed Debt Funds Tap Into Fears Over Credit Cycle. Dem lawmakers make surprise visit to ICE detention center. Spotlight falls on Russian threat to undersea cables. Japan’s exports accelerate in May, surplus with U.S. lowest since 2013. U.N. rights chief tells U.S. to stop taking migrant children from parents. Trump defends family separation policy: U.S. ‘will not be a migrant camp.’ Mergers to leave AT&T, Comcast as world’s most debt-burdened companies. Poll: Majority of Republicans back family separation policy. Fed’s Bostic says economic optimism has ‘almost completely faded’ because of trade fears.

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