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Trading Desk Update August 2020

  • 07.SEP.2020
  • Mark Crowhurst, Challis

Keep up to date with the latest market data from our Trading Desk. Interest Rate Futures 31 JULY 20 MOVE 31 AUGUST 20 90 DAY BANK BILL (FRONT) 0.110% ∨ 0.090% 3 YEAR BOND 0.295% ∧ 0.320% 10 YEAR BOND 0.835% ∧ 1.000% Interest Rate Swaps 31 JULY 20 MOVE…

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Trading Desk Update August 2020

Keep up to date with the latest market data from our Trading Desk. Interest Rate Futures 31 JULY 20 MOVE 31 AUGUST 20 90 DAY BANK BILL (FRONT) 0.110% ∨…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis
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Low cash rate: Time to take the good with…

Interest rates are low and seem likely to remain low for some time. It is something we all may have to accept. In Australia, the RBA Target Cash Rate is…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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There’s nothing boring about predictability

“In fiction: we find the predictable boring. In real life: we find the unpredictable terrifying.”  Mokokoma Mokhonoana Predictability from your investments is far from boring Most funds see investor redemptions…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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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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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
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The life changing magic of tidying up your portfolio

Applying the advice of Marie Kondo to your investment portfolio The art of decluttering and diversifying Portfolios can be like closets, accumulating assets over the years. Over time some of…

  • Richard Murphy
  • 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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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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Trading Desk Update July 2020

Keep up to date with the latest market data from our Trading Desk.   Interest Rate Futures 30 JUNE 20 MOVE 31 JULY 20 90 DAY BANK BILL (FRONT) 0.130%…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis
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Bonds: Getting Comfy with Covid

The story in charts After falling in Q1, yields of the 10-year government bond actually rose 10 bps as markets saw government and central bank responses as a signal to…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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