Commentary

Trade opportunities

Just for starters - A beginner's bond portfolio

Investing in a DirectBond portfolio through FIIG means you will have control over what you invest in, when you buy and sell, access to daily pricing and market leading reporting. This note suggests a beginner’s portfolio that can be scaled up or down and meets our suggested ~70% investment grade, ~30% high yield allocation.

Opinion

Short dated fixed rate bonds - this is the value

Given the huge rate rises priced into the market currently, we see value in short to medium term – say 3-5 year – fixed rate bonds. The advantage of fixed rate here is that they capture and lock in those market expectations even though they have not eventuated yet.

Trade opportunities

FIIG originated bond returns

Almost daily, there are new corporate bonds being issued into the Australian domestic fixed income market. High yield bonds (either sub-investment grade or unrated) are a subset of that overall corporate bond issuance. FIIG has been the largest originator of unrated corporate bonds.

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