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Do you have the right underwear?

  • 13.APR.2018
  • Richard Murphy, XTB

“Bonds are the underwear in your portfolio – unexciting and not much thought about, but select the wrong pair and you’ll be surprised at just how uncomfortable you are.” Dr William Bernstein Like a good foundation garment, bonds should be the boring but predictable base of every investment portfolio -…

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Do you have the right underwear?

“Bonds are the underwear in your portfolio – unexciting and not much thought about, but select the wrong pair and you’ll be surprised at just how uncomfortable you are.” Dr…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Australian banks made to sweat it out by rising…

The cost for a bank to fund itself in Australia has increased, and is not directly related to the RBA Cash Rate. The impact of this affects investors in floating-rate…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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Bond Market: The month that was. March 2018

Trade wars have greatest impact on sentiment March saw the expected first of three, possibly four increases by the US Federal Reserve, strong US payrolls and the RBA creating new…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
Education

BBSW – 6 key facts behind what it is…

The Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSW) is an important metric in many markets including the bond and hybrid markets. It’s used as the floating-rate note (FRN) benchmark to determine periodic…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
Analysis

Trading Desk Update: March 2018

Keep up to date with the latest market data from our Trading Desk. XTB Total Returns: Analysis of $10,000 investment Source: Australian Corporate Bond Company Interest Rate Futures 28 FEB…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis Investment Partners
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Is the barbell approach to asset allocation weakening SMSF…

Portfolio diversification is one of the key tenets that underpins Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT). Whether it’s an investment manager selecting bonds for a fixed income fund, a super fund investment…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Is it time to float away with bonds?

Following 17 consecutive months of a static cash rate, many people have concerns about investing in fixed-rate bonds immediately before a potential rise in rates. Increasingly investors are looking to…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
Analysis

Bond Market: The month that was. February 2018

A month of two halves and a month of two markets Given February’s volatility, we took the opportunity to update mid-month. Now in early March the space traveler who left…

  • Ian Martin
  • CIO, XTB
Analysis

Trading Desk Update: February 2018

Keep up to date with the latest market data from our Trading Desk. XTB Total Returns: Analysis of $10,000 investment   Source: Australian Corporate Bond Company Interest Rate Futures 31…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis Investment Partners
Education

Fixed Income: The Basics (VIDEO)

XTB CEO Richard Murphy introduces fixed income Fixed income is simply a loan Fixed Income is really about people lending other people money - or loaning companies or governments money.…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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