Yield Matters   

07 May 2019

XTB Price Sheets

Investment Grade Bonds: The Gold Standard
What it means and how ratings relate to risk

2019 has already seen some defaults from small, unrated bond issuers. Following this, we thought it would be wise to revisit credit ratings and how they are applied. Standard and Poor's recently published Annual Global Corporate Default And Rating Transition Study provides the latest update on global bond default, transition and recovery rates. The underlying bonds for all XTBs are currently investment grade.


Shaun Liddicoat, Financial Adviser, Cloud FP

Explains why he often uses XTBs rather than TDs or bond ETFs

With many members in SMSFs and the current the low interest rate environment, Cloud Financial adviser, Shaun Liddicoat found the returns on term deposits no longer satisfactory for his clients. It was the longer durations and higher yields from corporate bonds that led him to consider XTBs.  A product that he could easily purchase via client’s low cost online share trading platform. 

Moving from TDs to XTBs also relieved administrative pressure as most TD investments were 12 months or less, needing frequent decisions about reinvestment.


50 Years of Capital Markets

Meet XTB Co-Founder, John McNiven 

The rise of international capital markets has been astonishing, a driver of growth and development across the world but also a source of periodic crises. Euromoney has reported on market failures and resurgences, on great deals and disasters, and on pioneers and villains. As part of their 50th anniversary coverage they profile some of the biggest names in the capital markets, including XTB Co-Founder, John McNiven. 


Bonds all over the news

Bonds featured in a number of news stories over the past week

If you missed any of the bond and interest rate market coverage in the press over the last few weeks, here's some articles that sparked our interest:

Livewire: Bond Investors Conclude Retail is Alive and Well
Your Money: Will The RBA Cut Rates Before The Election?
AFR: Corporate Bond Butcher Awaits Yield Hogs
AFR: Mackay Sugar Noteholders Bitter as Bond Value Halves

Upcoming XTB coupons 

10 MAY: YTMF15 - NAB BBSW + 0.80% 10 FEB 2023
11 MAY: YTMDX2 - Dexus 4.25% 11 MAY 2027
13 MAY: YTMCCA - Coca Cola Amatil 4.25% 13 NOV 2019
13 MAY: YTMLL1 - Lend Lease 6.00% 13 MAY 2020
16 MAY: YTMF14 - BOQ BBSW + 1.02% 16 NOV 2021
19 MAY: YTMAWC - Alumina 6.75% 19 NOV 2019 
19 MAY: YTMQF3 - Qantas 7.75% 19 MAY 2022
20 MAY: YTMF05 - NAB BBSW + 0.85% 20 MAY 2019 - Maturing
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ASX 30-Day Interbank Cash Rate Future Implied Yield Curve

As at market close 03 May 2019 (source ASX) 

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