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Elizabeth Moran
What Is The Aussie iTraxx & Why Should I Care About It?
Added On - 8/3/2018 12:33:40 PM
The Aussie iTraxx is a proxy for credit spreads in the Australian market.
Retail Bonds Available With Yields Approaching 7%
Added On - 7/27/2018 5:20:52 PM
We have decent supply in a range of retail bonds at the moment. If you have some 'lazy' cash available, now might be a good time to consider investing for a higher return. We list 13 bonds with a mix of investment grade and high yield.
Beware, Hybrids Hidden As Cash
Added On - 7/13/2018 3:35:35 PM
In the scramble for customers, some fund managers and superannuation providers are taking on additional risk, investing in a range of assets and deeming them 'cash' when clearly they are not.
A Simple Guide To Bond Terms & Returns
Added On - 6/27/2018 4:04:22 PM
Understanding the terms and the return of fixed income securities or interest rate securities as they are frequently named can be confusing. This article provides a guide that should help you to understand some of the different features of the investments and how to interpret the returns quoted, and includes a list of key definitions.
Don't Count On Dividend Stocks Like Telstra & Big Banks For Your Income
Added On - 6/21/2018 1:04:16 PM
Shares are not proxies for bonds. Telstra and the major banks are examples why shares and bonds play very different roles in portfolios - one for growth, the other for income and capital preservation.
High Yield Bond Issue Another Way To Go Shopping With Afterpay
Added On - 6/1/2018 1:38:01 PM
The high yield bond market continues to grow ahead of the FIIG High Yield conference on 17 May, with a new bond from AfterPay and news that Virgin Australia is preparing to issue in AUD
Bank Costs On The Rise And Here's Why
Added On - 5/11/2018 4:55:36 PM
Benchmark interest rates are rising and while it's still only early days in the banking royal commission, the indiscretions are mounting, as are likely costs. The banks might feel the pinch but ultimately is going to be the customers that have to pay.
Are Bank Shares Any Better Than Bank Hybrids?
Added On - 4/20/2018 1:06:17 PM
CBA recently launched a new bank hybrid hot on the heels of Westpac's new issue, which has us questioning: are hybrids any better than bank shares? We think both will react similarly in a downturn but hybrids are more complex.
Top 6 Tips To Assess A Company That Issues Bonds
Added On - 4/4/2018 11:08:03 AM
Last week, I reviewed the Top 10 tips for assessing a bond. This articles goes one step further and provides some tips on assessing the company that issues the bond
Fixed Income Strategies For 2018
Added On - 2/23/2018 1:34:32 PM
A new calendar year is a good time to take a breather and consider your investment objectives for 2018.
Bond Yields For Direct Bond Investors
Added On - 1/23/2018 12:47:54 PM
Bonds are usually a very simple investment. In their most common form you lend your funds to a company or a government, and in return they pay you interest on set dates and return capital at maturity.
Whopping 92% Of ASX 50 Companies Issue Bonds
Added On - 12/18/2017 12:57:42 PM
Isn't it about time Australians learned about bonds? This note shows which companies issue, provides a guide to how much, and looks at foreign currency issues while uncovering some surprising facts
Value In A Tight Market
Added On - 11/20/2017 5:14:42 PM
Often overlooked, investment grade inflation linked bonds offer one of the few good relative value trades. We highlight bonds available and real yields
High Yield Bonds - Risk Assessment Checklist
Added On - 10/16/2017 12:17:06 PM
If you have a portfolio of high yield bonds, it's worth trying to better define the risk associated with each bond and how those risks might cross over with other bonds in your portfolio
RMBS, Another Type Of Property Investment - Part 1
Added On - 9/15/2017 7:23:55 AM
We continue to see value in Residential Mortgage Backed Securities. If you are still sitting on the sidelines this four part series might help you better understand the securities
iTraxx Reaches New Post GFC Low
Added On - 9/1/2017 5:03:04 PM
Key bond market indicator, the iTraxx is very low, we discuss investment options for those seeking the best relative risk/ reward value and those seeking outright high yield
Real Assets, Less Prone To Disruption
Added On - 7/14/2017 5:03:04 PM
The digital space is expanding rapidly - it'll be difficult to predict where the next disruptor or advance comes from. So where does that leave investors? History tells us that bonds are more resilient to change than shares
Excess Cash? Try One Of These 5 Bond Strategies
Added On - 6/30/2017 5:06:00 PM
If you are concerned about another major stress event, there are bond strategies that work to preserve capital but also deliver much needed higher returns. Here are five possible strategies
S&P Cut Major Bank Sub Debt & Hybrid Ratings
Added On - 6/2/2017 4:47:37 PM
Global credit rating agency Standard and Poor's has downgraded the credit ratings of 23 Australian financial institutions by one rating notch. The downgrades sent prices marginally lower and yields up on a range of investments, providing a welcome window of better returns in a tight market
Airports Offer A Runway To Prosperity
Added On - 5/19/2017 3:25:32 PM
The government's decision this week to fully finance the second airport in Sydney at Badgerys Creek has put the spotlight back on infrastructure assets, such as airports.
Overlooked Property Hot Spots
Added On - 4/28/2017 1:34:44 PM
Investing in property doesn't have to be such a big gamble. We walk you through two property sector hot spots and provide over 30 investment options.
Telstra - A Comparison Of Its Bonds & Shares
Added On - 4/21/2017 4:07:47 PM
There is more for the investors to consider than Telstra's high yields and struggling shares: you might find it interesting to learn that Telstra raised $1 billion in the over-the-counter bond market earlier this month
Floating Rate Bonds In Focus As Fed Hikes Rates
Added On - 3/31/2017 11:53:10 AM
If you believe interest rates will rise, floating rate investments may provide better returns than their fixed rate counterparts.
Hybrids Are Back, So Weigh The Risk
Added On - 3/17/2017 1:33:49 PM
After what seems like a break, the popular hybrid note market is back in action - shop around to get the best returns and note the dangers.
Ten Good Reasons To Bond With Property
Added On - 11/4/2016 3:48:38 PM
You don't have to borrow big or worry about falling prices to invest in property. Property companies issue corporate bonds and they can be a great alternative - here are ten reasons why you might invest in a property bond instead of direct investment with a mortgage.
Smart Money Is On Low Risk Investments
Added On - 10/21/2016 4:54:54 PM
Every penny counts. Low interest rates have all sorts of investors searching for higher yield investments, but higher yield means increased risk.
Top 10 Tips For Assessing Bonds
Added On - 10/14/2016 4:23:53 PM
There are a number of factors to consider when assessing a new bond investment - not just the return.
Bond Bubble Rising? Don't Hold Your Breath
Added On - 9/9/2016 2:59:28 PM
There is a string of Australian commentators, who do not even understand bonds, suggesting that there is a bond bubble.
Term Deposits Versus Inflation Linked Bonds - We Assess The Best Picks
Added On - 8/12/2016 2:44:04 PM
Term deposits are an important defensive investment. However, inflation linked bonds provide important protections that term deposits do not and should therefore be included in every portfolio.
Crystal Balling A 1% Cash Rate
Added On - 8/8/2016 11:22:57 AM
Hardly a day passes without some analyst predicting that the official cash rate will ultimately decline to 1 percent.
What Happens To Bonds Minus Our AAA Rating?
Added On - 7/15/2016 11:35:10 AM
If a downgrade eventually occurs, the credit rating agencies will have determined that Australian government bonds are a higher risk place to invest and the typical result being higher costs to borrow via bonds.
Bank Bonds Versus Shares - Will The Banks Grow In 2017?
Added On - 6/29/2016 9:35:39 AM
Major Australian banks are much loved by investors, and rightly so. Over recent years they have delivered strong overall returns from growing dividends and rising share prices
Buckle in for the ride - add bonds for stability
Added On - 6/28/2016 11:55:04 AM
No one knows what will happen to financial markets in the coming months but it seems likely that growing uncertainty - due to China, higher interest rates in the US, lower oil or something unexpected - will cause increased volatility
Corporate bonds offer haven as Brexit looms
Added On - 6/22/2016 12:14:35 PM
Britainís crucial Brexit vote takes place on Thursday.
Hybrids - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Added On - 6/8/2016 10:25:31 AM
Just as cane toads have evolved to survive in a range of climates, hybrids have evolved to adapt to changing regulatory and interest rate environments
Australian Corporate Bond Price Tables
Added On - 5/19/2016 4:18:15 PM
FNArena provides a weekly update of Australian listed corporate bond issues, current pricing and yield data.
Australian Corporate Bond Price Tables
Added On - 5/12/2016 12:50:20 PM
FNArena provides a weekly update of Australian listed corporate bond issues, current pricing and yield data.
Australian Corporate Bond Price Tables
Added On - 5/5/2016 12:20:21 PM
FNArena provides a weekly update of Australian listed corporate bond issues, current pricing and yield data.
CBA Hybrid Barely Treading Water
Added On - 3/14/2016 12:03:51 PM
Is the price right? That's the question being asked by retail investors as CBA launched its new Basel III compliant hybrid.
How Predictable Are Future Share Returns?
Added On - 12/11/2015 3:48:04 PM
Even if you don't own shares in your own name, you can be certain that your superannuation fund has invested in them on your behalf with allocations of around 50 per cent common and some as high as 70 per cent.
Five Strategies For SMSFs To Boost Confidence
Added On - 11/12/2015 4:42:32 PM
On occasion it comes about that SMSF trustees take on the burden of investing on behalf of their members, which can be a worry
Floaters A Good Alternative To Short Term Deposits
Added On - 9/24/2015 1:33:54 PM
Are you sick of chasing the best returns on term deposits? Floating rate bonds whose interest income adjusts quarterly to reflect current expectations of interest rates, may be a solution. Here are three suggested floating rate bonds.
Six Reasons To Invest In Apple Bonds
Added On - 9/9/2015 12:46:21 PM
AA+ rated from Standard and Poor's and with more than US$200bn of cash on its balance sheet Apple bonds are considered to be safe haven investments.
Buckle In For The Ride - Add Bonds For Stability
Added On - 9/4/2015 11:55:11 AM
No one knows what will happen to financial markets in the coming months but it seems likely that growing uncertainty - due to China, higher interest rates in the US, lower oil or something unexpected - will cause increased volatility
Australian Corporate Bond Price Tables
Added On - 9/3/2015 2:44:56 PM
FNArena provides a weekly update of Australian listed corporate bond issues, current pricing and yield data.
Adani's Bond Avoids Sparks Flying At Carmichael Mine
Added On - 8/21/2015 12:00:52 PM
The debate rages around the proposed Carmichael coal mine development in central Queensland. Investors have reportedly spent over $1 billion on early development of the project but the expansion has been met with fierce opposition from conservationists. It is a polarising and emotive discussion which can be confusing for investors.
Australian Corporate Bond Price Tables
Added On - 8/21/2015 11:35:06 AM
FNArena provides a weekly update of Australian listed corporate bond issues, current pricing and yield data.
Two Must-Have Inflation Linked Bonds
Added On - 8/12/2015 3:25:50 PM
Anyone with health insurance or paying private school fees will appreciate that prices increase every year and often by far more than inflation.
Tips For Assessing A New Hybrid
Added On - 8/6/2015 12:25:43 PM
Last week, Westpac brought a new listed hybrid to the market. I'm expecting it to be joined by an avalanche of new issues to meet higher APRA capital requirements, so I think it is timely to suggest some tips on assessing them.
Australian Corporate Bond Price Tables
Added On - 8/6/2015 12:08:13 PM
FNArena provides a weekly update of Australian listed corporate bond issues, current pricing and yield data.


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