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Trading Desk Update March 2020

  • 01.APR.2020
  • Mark Crowhurst, Challis

Keep up to date with the latest market data from our Trading Desk. Interest Rate Futures 29 FEB 20 MOVE 31 MAR 20 90 DAY BANK BILL (FRONT) 0.790% ∨ 0.340% 3 YEAR BOND 0.465% ∨ 0.270% 10 YEAR BOND 0.815% ∨ 0.740% Interest Rate Swaps 29 FEB 20 MOVE…

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Trading Desk Update March 2020

Keep up to date with the latest market data from our Trading Desk. Interest Rate Futures 29 FEB 20 MOVE 31 MAR 20 90 DAY BANK BILL (FRONT) 0.790% ∨…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis
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BBSW: Key facts for investors

6 key facts behind what BBSW is and how it’s calculated BBSW and Floating-Rate Bonds The Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSW) is an important metric in many markets including the…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Top 10 economic indicators on australian bonds: Infographic

Want to know what economic indicators impact Australian bonds? Our infographic summarises the top 10 economic indicators. We look at: What the indicator covers Why it impacts bonds When it occurs…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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Measuring bond performance: the investor's guide

The terms used to describe a bond's performance can be confusing. Yield to maturity, current yield, and coupon rate are all used to assess bonds and each is expressed as…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Price and yield – an inverse relationship

We'll start with a few facts about investing: - Rising share prices and property values make for happy investors. - An increase in interest rates results in higher term deposit…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
Education

Differences between shares and bonds

Many publicly-traded companies issue bonds and also offer shares, giving investors two ways to invest in them. In fact, globally the bond market is more than double the size of…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Will unconventional monetary policy be introduced down under?

As we enter unchartered waters of monetary policy, analysts and investors are having to come to terms with concepts previously not considered. Negative interest rates, reversal rate and quantitative easing…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Australia – The Global Outlier for Asset Allocation

The Australian anomaly of bond allocation Although the stock market often commands more media attention, Australia also has a thriving bond market. However, it has largely been the domain of…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Asset Allocation Strategy: Own your age in bonds

As investors move through life, their appetite for risk and reward changes. It’s common for older investors to choose lower risk investments as they have less time to remedy any…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Maths not magic

Understand the simple maths that underpins bonds and you’ll understand why it makes sense to include bonds in your investment portfolio. Life is complicated – bonds are not (Rick Van…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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