Online cash management platform Cashwerkz (ASX:CWZ) is using the proceeds of a $14 million equity raise to transform its business through a 25 percent stake in investment manager Tactical Global Management and to fund other growth and distribution initiatives.  Cashwerkz will also seek shareholder approval at its annual general meeting...
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Enterprise software company MicroStrategy Inc has sold $500 million of notes to buy more Bitcoin in what is the first-ever junk bond sale used to finance the purchase of the cryptocurrency. The US based company has emerged as one of the most staunch backers of cryptocurrencies. The senior secured notes will...
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Corporate watchdog ASIC is warning of a fake Qantas corporate bond scam targeting Australian investors. ASIC said it was aware Australians have been directly offered fake Qantas corporate bonds with interest rates of 7.75% per annum. "Scammers are using the legitimate Qantas bonds listed on the ASX which have a coupon...
Leading non-bank lender Firstmac’s High Livez managed fund has hit a record unit price, shortly after celebrating 10 years of delivering regular income for Australian investors. The unit price for High Livez, which owns a portfolio of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) underpinned by Australian home loans, hit $1.0591 for the...
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Frank Uhlenbruch, Investment Strategist in the Janus Henderson Australian Fixed Interest team, provides his Australian economic analysis and market outlook. Market review Massive fiscal and monetary stimulus boosted economic growth, both in Australia and abroad. Despite some volatility caused by a temporary surge in inflation expectations and the US Federal Reserve...

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