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The US yield curve inversion – an indicator of recession or not? In a word, not. There are clearly issues in the world. A recession may hit the global economy more quickly than some expect. Nonetheless, the long-lived influence of global central bank policies on...

This article was first published in Cuffelinks on 16 July 2019. The original article is found here. The recent step down in cash rates was a final jolt to the savings of millions of Australians who live on interest from bank deposits. It took term deposits...

eInvest will partner with independent investment managers based locally and globally to deliver a suite of Active ETF solutions Sydney, Australia (April 9, 2019) - eInvest, a distributor of Active ETF solutions founded by senior executives at the $5bn funds manager Perennial, has today announced the expansion...

If you’re keeping your money in the bank, you are going backwards financially. Unless you have committed say $100,000 to a term deposit over a three year period, for instance, you will be looking at an annual interest rate of around 1.5 per cent at the...

The February reporting season saw a continuation of the recent themes of modest earnings growth across the market combined with healthy levels of dividends. In addition to the ordinary dividends, many companies also rewarded investors by paying out special dividends. This eagerness to return capital...

Key Points: Data suggests active investment grade fixed income managers generally outperform passive strategies Changes to underlying index composition is a key driver of active management outperformance Indexes composition changes over time which may lead to unwanted risks with passive strategies Passive strategies make even...

Term deposits. Banks talk about them all the time. They mention interest rates and maturity rates but we want to look at them more broadly from an investment perspective. Do they make good investments? What is a term deposit? A term deposit, as the name implies, involves...

Justin Tyler speaks with Tom Piotrowski on CommSec Executive Series about rising US interest rates, the impact of the US-China trade war and how an absolute return bond fund can be incorporated into an investor’s portfolio.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em0-W_L0l1o&feature=youtu.be...

Is my fund manager doing a good job? Fund managers play an important role in the provision of secure retirements for millions of Australians. So it is important to be able to assess whether a fund manager is doing a good job on behalf of investors....

Let’s lift the lid on fixed income investment jargon as we uncover the different types of fixed income securities. We begin with traditional corporate bonds which are effectively a contractual obligation to pay - very similar to a loan. The issuer of a corporate bond is...