Inflows into fixed income globally have surged back this year, clocking in over $200BLN year to date according to various JCB contacts on global fixed income desks. The last time we saw inflows greater than this magnitude were 2009 and 2010 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. JCB continue to believe that investors need to be diversifying away from left tail risk like events given current macro economic and political backdrop.

JCB believes than an active approach to Australian 'high grade bonds' is a prudent way to navigate such a defensive asset class within a diversified portfolio.

JCB Monthly Insights Snapshot

  • Leading Canadian mortgage lender collapses, critical parallels to Australia  
  • Domestic tailwinds to headwinds, Sydney property drops in April following global declines in leading markets
  • Global data decays significantly vs expectations, momentum remains negative
  • "I do like a low-interest rate policy, I must be honest with you, as soon as go up, your stock market is going to go way way down" 100 days in. Donald J Trump
  • Tomahawks and mega bombs. Geo-political reminds investors to be diversified against left tail negative portfolio outcomes
  • Observations of Australian Government Bonds Buyers and Sellers 

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