Mind The Other Big Wall—-Corporate America’s $4 Trillion Refi Wall Is Dead Ahead

Corporate America partied like never before on cheap money over the past decade, and now comes the hangover.

Companies will need to refinance an estimated $4 trillion of bonds over the next five years, about two-thirds of all their outstanding debt, according to Wells Fargo Securities. This has investors concerned because rising rates means it will cost more to pay for unprecedented amounts of borrowing, which could push balance sheets toward a tipping point. And on top of that, many see the economy slowing down at the same time the rollovers are peaking.