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BBSW – 6 key facts behind what it is and how it’s calculated

  • 09.DEC.2019
  • Richard Murphy, XTB

BBSW and Floating-Rate Bonds 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 (most commonly quarterly) interest re-sets. It can also show the market’s expectation of future interest rates.…

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BBSW and Floating-Rate Bonds 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)…

  • 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…

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  • 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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5 common myths about corporate bonds

Let’s be honest. When it comes to your average investor, bond markets can seem intimidating and may be misunderstood. While corporate bonds don’t share the romantic aura that investing in…

  • Guest blogger: Alison Banney
  • finder.com.au
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Storm clouds still loom large for the economy

Q3 of 2019 was a grind forward for equities with the ASX 200 Accumulation Index up around 2.40% for the quarter. However, in Australian fixed income world it was all…

  • Michael Rockliff
  • XTB
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Trading Desk update: September 2019

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 AUGUST…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis Investment Partners
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The bond rally pauses for breath

September 2019: A Month in Review Despite central banks remaining in monetary easing mode (lowering interest rates), bonds in major markets rose in yield.  This produced the first negative monthly…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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Spring-cleaning your closet?

Don’t forget your portfolio It’s that time of year many of us overhaul closets to remove clutter and clear space. Like our closets, many of us compile investment portfolios over…

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  • XTB
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Understanding Quantitative Easing

A lot can change in 6 months Early this year we wrote about Quantitative Tightening or QT. Back in February, before fears of trade wars and low inflation became the…

  • Richard Murphy
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