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Lessons from the GFC: A look back at bond market performance

  • 18.JAN.2018
  • Ian Martin, XTB

Credit Index returns and performance during the Global Financial Crisis We are often asked how corporate bonds performed during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). This article looks at annual and monthly returns from 1992 to present, including the period covering the GFC, when the equity market suffered significant declines from…

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Lessons from the GFC: A look back at bond…

Credit Index returns and performance during the Global Financial Crisis We are often asked how corporate bonds performed during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). This article looks at annual and…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
Analysis

Bond Market: The month that was. December 2017

A Quick Review: Bond Markets December 2017 RBA pricing for Dec 2018 now at 1.73% 3 year bond yields increased (prices fell) by 23bps (Chart 2) 10 year bond yields…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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Trading Desk Update: December 2017

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 30 NOV…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis Investment Partners
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Bond Market: The month that was. November 2017

After a series of data releases during the month, wage data probably received the most attention due to the lack of wage inflation. Bond yields rallied (lower yields, higher prices). …

  • Ian Martin, CIO
  • XTB
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Trading Desk Update: November 2017

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…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis Investment Partners
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Bond Indices: Understanding all the angles

What is a Bond Index? Most investors have a good understanding of the S&P/ASX 200 Index. They know that it is made up of the 200 largest stocks by market…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Head of Trading
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Bond Market: The month that was. October 2017

In the USA, 10 year government bonds moved from a YTM of 2.33% to 2.36% with a trading range of 2.27% to 2.46%. Many observers fear that continued trading above…

  • Ian Martin, CIO
  • XTB
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Trading Desk Update: October 2017

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 29 SEP…

  • Mark Crowhurst, Head of Trading
  • Challis Investment Partners
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Let The Right One In...To Your Portfolio

As all investors know, it is important to only invite the right assets across the threshold into your portfolio. To illustrate what this means in practice for bonds, we will…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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Bond measures explained

Yield to Maturity v. Current Yield v. Coupon Rate Yield to maturity, current yield, and coupon rate are all terms that describe aspects of bonds and XTBs.  Each term is…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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