Australian Bond Exchange

ABE Weekly: Cool But Not Cold – Monthly CPI Eases in October

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update Friday 1st December  Key points Australian monthly CPI cools faster than expected No more RBA rate hikes – OECD Domestic retail sales slide lower New Deputy Governor appointed at the RBA   Black Friday bonanza – U.S. retail sales surge Global Cash Rates & Inflation The Reserve Bank of Australia […]

ABE Weekly: So Hawk Right Now

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update Friday 24th November  Key points Hawkish undertones over homegrown inflation Sufficiently restrictive – J Powell Westpac Leading Index for October dips Sohn Hearts and Minds – bullish on bonds Is the narrative starting to change? Global Cash Rates & Inflation The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits […]

2023 Reflections – A Year in review

As we approach the end of 2023, now is an opportune time to reflect on the year that was, and plan for the year ahead. With inflation continuing to cool across most major economies, the key question for 2024 and beyond is – how long will rates remain elevated? U.S. Resilience The year 2023 has […]

ABE Weekly: Cooling But Not Cold – U.S Inflation Edges Lower

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update Friday 17th November  Key Points U.S. inflation falls more than expected to 3.2% Australian unemployment and jobs increases in October Australian consumer confidence evaporates Business conditions up, confidence down – NAB Monthly Business Survey U.S. retail sales slide lower U.S. small business optimism down in October U.K inflation continues to […]

Playing Defensive With Corporate Fixed Income Securities

Corporate bonds and other fixed income securities have long been favoured by investors seeking a balance of portfolio stability and investment returns. Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) however, ultra-low interest rates had largely removed the attractiveness of the asset class – but today, we find ourselves in a very different environment, characterised by higher […]

ABE Weekly: Material Change Confirmed – RBA Hikes Again

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update Friday 10th November  Key Points  Material change confirmed – RBA hikes again IMF revises China outlook European inflation expectations rise Jerome Powell – “we will not hesitate” Have yields peaked? Global Cash Rates & Inflation The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Cash Rate now sits at 4.35%pa and the annual […]

ABE Weekly: All Eyes on the RBA

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update Friday 3rd November  Key Points War of words – all eyes on the RBA as IMF tips a rate rise Long way to go – Federal Reserve holds but cautions further hikes ahead Eurozone inflation shrinks – along with the economy Private credit growth in Australia flatlines but retail sales […]

ABE Weekly: Bullock Speaks Ahead of Looming Rate Decision

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update Friday 27th October  Key Points  Australia’s inflation rate accelerated in the September quarter   Michelle Bullock speaks  Westpac Chief Economist tips interest rates to fall in 2024      Preliminary Flash PMI – Australian business activity weakens   Future Fund made $60 billion in portfolio adjustments during 2023 Global Cash Rates & Inflation The […]

Corporate Bonds Vs Corporate Bond Funds – What’s the Difference?

Investing in corporate fixed-income securities like bonds and market-linked notes can be a popular strategy for investors looking to boost their income. However, with such a large universe of investment options available, it can be challenging for investors to decide which securities to include in their portfolio.   As a result, some investors simply opt for […]

ABE Weekly: U.S. Consumer Spending Reveals A Robust Economy

Australian Bond Exchange Weekly Update Friday 20th October  Key Points Australian consumer sentiment inches slightly higher U.S. inflation remains sticky at 3.7% Restrictive policy to remain in place: Federal Reserve Middle east uncertainty rattles markets but oil sells off IMF increases U.S, growth outlook forecast “Monetary policy slowing the growth of demand and inflation”: RBA’s […]