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    May the fourth be with you – the 5 Cs of Han Solo’s credit The 5 Cs of credit is a simple framework to understand the creditworthiness of an individual, company and even government. These days, credit ratings are used mostly to summarise a corporate’s...

     [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text] Credit, bonds and fixed income? What is the difference? What are the basics of credit markets? How to build a bond portfolio? Mark Mitchell was interviewed by Phil Muscatello of Shares for Beginners Podcast. Mark is a Portfolio...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Tesla entered the S&P500 index with a weight of 1.7% at US$695 per share, that single index rebalance was the equivalent in value to 42 years’ worth of fees on a cheap, S&P500 ETF that charges .04%. ...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/Zz19gpx5cHw"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview In a challenging period for markets, the fund delivered positive performance in each month of the quarter Overlay performance was positive for the...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Warren Buffet recently pointed out that income available to investors in 10 Year US Treasury bonds has fallen 94% since the bond bull market kicked off in 1981. Currently, for the pleasure of handing over your hard-earned cash...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/_kBbr1gmWL0"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview February saw Australian 10-year bond yields rise by 78 basis points, the largest move higher since June 1994. This saw many fixed income...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/ll5HCAK3-5o"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Continued improvement in the dataflow and outlook saw credit spreads continuing their move narrower, amid continued strong demand for new issues. Higher break-even...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ZWJu6_b8A&feature=youtu.be"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Performance has been strong, with tighter credit spreads the main driver. This was particularly the case in October and November, with spread compression...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview The news flow was dominated by positive vaccine news, the resolution of the uncertainty surrounding the US Presidential election, and a re-opening of Australian state borders This positive environment for risk...

    [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1576128392640{padding-top: 64px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/4ZrPU2vjVg4"][vc_column_text] Overview Both the US presidential election and falling near-term US fiscal stimulus expectations were the main market drivers in October A democratic clean sweep was likely to see significantly higher bond...