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Fixed Income
Elizabeth Moran

One of the unlikely outcomes from what we now might call the “franking credits scare” that dominated the election campaign has been the realisation among many investors that they need to look further for income.Many investors have yet to fully explore bonds, especially high-yield bonds. A high-yield bond is one... Show More

Alex Cowie

Warren Buffett once said: “When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they’re the first thing I open and read. I always learn something.” Earlier this week, Marks held an AMA (ask me anything) for investors. Here are some of the key takeaways of this dialogue with one... Show More

Expert Insights

With rates marching higher in the US, higher risk asset classes such as emerging market equities are seeing rising volatility. As risk reprices across the market, this will cause problems for weaker companies and countries. There’s one group in particular that faces significant challenges, explains Alex Duffy, Portfolio Manager at... Show More

Paul Wylie

Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital has recently released his updated view on the current market environment. The view of Oaktree is interesting, as they invest across most asset classes and in every part of the capital structure. Show More

Expert Insights

In Australia today, growth is forecast to be around 2.5%, commodity prices are stable, jobs are strong, and inflation is low and stable. But in the background, risks are rising, explains Chris Rands from Nikko Asset Management. “The biggest risk that’s sitting there is the house price situation... The flow-through effect... Show More

Shane Oliver

For the last two calendar years, the Australian dollar has defied our expectations for weakness. But after hitting $US0.81 in January it’s been trending down as US interest rates fell below the Australian cash rate, the threat of a US-driven trade war increased and it recently broke below a short-term... Show More