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Bond Indices: Understanding all the angles

  • 17.NOV.2017
  • Mark Crowhurst, Head of Trading

What is a Bond Index? Most investors have a good understanding of ASX 200 index. They know that it is made up of the 200 largest stocks by market capitalisation and that the weighting is tilted towards the biggest stocks. In the bond market, the indicies are based on who…

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Bond Indices: Understanding all the angles

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

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Head of Trading
Analysis

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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The Bond Maturity Ladder - Two distinct uses

Bond maturity ladder uses: Two different applications – two very different outcomes The two different approaches to the Maturity Ladder deliver two quite distinct investment outcomes. The first approach gives…

  • Richard Murphy
  • XTB
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Seeking Stable Returns in an Unstable Market

XTB CEO Richard Murphy was featured in ASX's October "Investor Update" which is distributed to 250,000 retail investors. The interview also appears on the ASX homepage and Investment Video pages.…

  • Ian Irvine
  • ASX
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Balancing bonds and equities for a ‘perfectly blended' portfolio

Bonds are low volatility assets Over history, bonds have shown to have lower volatility than equities. There are two indices which are used to describe the Australian equity and bond…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis
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Bears in control but positive returns for 0-5 year…

Bond Market: The month that was - September 2017 September saw a continuation of natural disasters as Houston’s storm subsided only see to see Florida hit by Hurricane Irma. The…

  • Ian Martin
  • XTB
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Trading Desk Update: September 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 31 AUG…

  • Mark Crowhurst
  • Challis Investment Partners
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