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The month of June has seen an overall consolidation in bond markets. Yields have broadly been stable, with US and Australian 10-year government yields unchanged for the month.
Asmita Kulkarni CFA, FIIG's Director of Investment Strategy speaks to the Financial Standard about how Australian investor portfolios compare to the rest of the world and the factors that influence this.
Investing direct, through exchange traded funds (ETFs) or managed funds? We outline the key considerations to help you decide how to invest in bonds
The federal government needs to match the tax concessions offered to retail investors through franking credits if it is to encourage Australians to invest in corporate bonds.
We have seen a turnaround in benchmarks where it can be concluded it is becoming cheaper and more possible for issuers to issue.
The recent risk market rally reflects hope for a sharp recovery as economies slowly reopen. However, bond markets are once again diverging from equities and predicting a different future. Call me biased but my bet is on bonds. Bond markets are seldom incorrect in the long run. For now investment grade credit is best placed to navigate risks without foregoing too much return.
New issues update
As we have highlighted in our recent article "Hope is not a strategy", risk assets, in particular the equity market, are pricing in a decidedly V-shaped recovery from the CO\/ID-19 lockdown and subsequent economic shock. We feel that path is unIikely with a U or even L shaped recovery a more probable outcome and suggest investments to consider on that basis.
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