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Bond Market: The month that was. May 2018

  • 05.JUN.2018
  • Ian Martin, XTB

US 10-year bonds began the month at 2.95% and moved to a high of 3.11% allowing bearish commentators an “I told you so” moment. The bonds broke through the historical resistance level of 3.04%. The back drop was colored by 'on again and off again' tariff discussions and the summit…

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Bond Market: The month that was. May 2018

US 10-year bonds began the month at 2.95% and moved to a high of 3.11% allowing bearish commentators an “I told you so” moment. The bonds broke through the historical…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
Analysis

Trading Desk Update: May 2018

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 APR…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis Investment Partners
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Investment Grade Bonds – the gold standard

Most financial planning groups we work with approve their advisers to use Investment Grade corporate bonds. What does this actually mean? The major international credit rating agencies S&P, Moodys &…

  • Simon Riordan
  • 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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Hate the equity, not the bond

Shareholders may feel like they’ve been on a roller-coaster. What about bondholders? Bonds vs Equities: "I don’t like the equity, but should that put me off the bond?" Whether we…

  • Michael Rockliff
  • XTB
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Getting a better yield through corporate bonds

Interest rates key to assessing risk-reward comparisons There is a broad consensus that rates around the world are rising. The cash rate set by the RBA is on hold, but…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB. First published in ASX Investor Update
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Are you on the right path?

Interest rate movements & bond fund performance Now's the time to make sure your clients are on the right path. We have had a lot of conversations with advisers around…

  • Michael Rockliff
  • XTB
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How Bonds Work (VIDEO)

XTB CEO Richard Murphy explains the basics of bonds Bonds are very basic Bonds are very basic. You buy the bond and receive regular interest payments throughout the life of…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Bond Market: The month that was. April 2018

As concern about trade wars abated, US 10-year government bonds drifted higher (prices lower) to levels not seen since December 2013 to just over 3%. Review of the US market…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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Trading Desk Update: April 2018

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 MAR…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis Investment Partners
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