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Australia – The Global Outlier for Asset Allocation

  • 12.JUN.2019
  • Richard Murphy, XTB

This article was first published in ASX Investor Update: View here What are bonds? Bonds have similar characteristics to interest-only loans, but with a role reversal between the ‘banker’ and the ‘investor’. Bond investors become the ‘banker’ and the bond issuer repays the principal at maturity and makes coupon payments…

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Australia – The Global Outlier for Asset Allocation

This article was first published in ASX Investor Update: View here What are bonds? Bonds have similar characteristics to interest-only loans, but with a role reversal between the ‘banker’ and…

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