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Gold has been having a dream run, performing exactly as it should in stressed markets. The yellow metal is up around 30 per cent in six months (even allowing for a mid-week swoon on the back of profit-taking ). Six months ago it was trading at US$1,474 per ounce -...
Part of an insight article from Ardea Investment Management. 1Q22 saw a historically large sell-off of bonds. A lot of policy tightening is now priced in but there are still substantial risks to the outlook for bonds. Historically poor quarter for bonds Sovereign bonds underperformed significantly in March, capping off an...
Fixed Income News Australia spoke with managing director and head of distribution for Natixis Investment Managers, Australia & New Zealand, Louise Watson about her journey in the world of finance and the state of the fixed income sector in 2021.  Please tell us a little about your background and how...
At FINA, we track fixed income ETFs and managed funds with our ‘Finders’ to help you narrow your search for products that might suit your portfolio. We don’t make any recommendations as such but try to help you work out what is important. When assessing fixed income ETF performance, the first...
Recently, global asset manager T. Rowe Price held a webinar for Australian investors. I’ve transcribed part of the presentation by Emerging Market Bonds and Global High Income Bond Strategies Portfolio Manager Samy Muaddi whose role is exclusively focussed on debt markets. He describes how the world can get itself...
Jay Sivapalan -  Head of Australian Fixed Interest at Janus Henderson - discusses what caused February’s bond market volatility and how the team are actively navigating the challenging conditions. Over February the Australian bond market1 was down approximately 3.5%, suffering its biggest negative monthly return since 1983. In combination with...
One of the key reasons investors chose to invest in the fixed income asset class is for diversification, they are seeking investments that are not aligned to existing investments such as shares or property. The fixed income asset class has plenty of opportunity for diversification with lots of sub sectors...
How serious is the inflation threat? That was the question considered by expert panel hosted by Jamieson Coote Bonds in a webinar last week. The panel was led by esteemed economist, Saul Eslake, who was joined by JCB Chairman Mark Burgess and JCB CIO Charlie Jamieson. The presentation drilled down into...
The Covid pandemic has caused governments of all levels around the world to take on huge amounts of extra debt as they face dwindling tax income and the need to provide fiscal stimulus to boost their economies. Fortunately, demand for yield has made issuing bonds relatively easy. Yields continue...
BetaShares' chief economist David Bassanese responds to the suggestion that The Reserve Bank should face its first independent review in 40 years under a proposal from the OECD, which says it is time to address the central bank’s failure to meet key economic targets in recent years and deal...

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