Yield Matters   

12 February 2019

XTB Price Sheets

Another rocky year ahead? Let XTBs cushion the ride

Looking back at a turbulent 2018 and seeing more of the same for 2019

Markets in 2018 and now in 2019 appear defined by volatility and uncertainty. While market speculation has moved from a certain rate hike to a predicted cut in rates, a weakening economy seems looming. In 2018 XTBs returned over $32 million of bond face value to investors while still providing regular income payments and proving that we deliver on our promise of a fixed income with a known outcome.


XTB Portfolios deliver up to 5.5% in 2018

XTBs continue to out-perform the index and many fixed income alternatives

The XTB Concentrated High Yield portfolio delivered 5.5% total return over 2018. In a year where share markets were hit hard, the solid performance of corporate bonds can really help stabilise portfolios and protect against the ups and downs of share markets. 

3 things you should know about XTBs
  1. More than $500m XTBs traded since launch (current FUM $340m)
  2. 13 XTBs have matured, returning $32 million of Face Value to investors
  3. Income of more than $29 million paid to XTB investors

Bonds: Help your clients sleep well at night

2018 was a bumpy year for shares, finishing down 6.9%
The threat of trade wars and rising interest rates in the US were the main culprits for the downturn in September, which effectively wiped out the year’s gains. If your portfolio has a lot of growth-style stocks your annual performance was probably well into negative territory. Whilst corporate bonds still suffered some losses at the end of the year, the Corporate Bond Index finished 2018 with total returns of just under 4%. 
FinTech Business Awards: Finalist

We were very pleased to be announced as finalists in both 'Investment Innovator of the Year' and 'Personal Finance Innovator of the Year' categories.
Most Popular XTBs in January 
  1. YTMSG2: Stockland 4.50% 23 NOV 2022
  2. YTMMGR: Mirvac 5.75% 18 SEP 2020
  3. YTMGP1: GPT 3.657% 24 AUG 2026
* By number of XTB units purchased on ASX from 01 Jan to  31 Jan 2019

Upcoming XTB coupons 

16 FEB: YTMAS2 - Ausnet 4.40% 16 AUG 2027
16 FEB: YTMF14 - Bank of Queensland BBSW+1.02% 16 NOV 2021
20 FEB: YTMF05 - NAB BBSW + 0.85% 20 MAY 2019
21 FEB: YTMIPL -  Incitec Pivot 5.75% 21 FEB 2019 - maturing
24 FEB: YTMF12 - AMP BBSW + 1.35% 24 MAY 2021
24 FEB: YTMGP1 - GPT 3.657% 24 AUG 2026

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 Recent bond transactions

11 FEB: NAB launches AT1 transaction
11 FEB: Westpac launched WST 2019-1 RMBS deal 
11 FEB: CIBC Australia launches domestic one-year FRN
11 FEB: Contact considers 5.5 year NZ retail green bond 
11 FEB: Trustpower launches resetting 1--year NZ domestic deal

KangaNews has an excellent summary of the latest bond transactions: View here

ASX 30-Day Interbank Cash Rate Future Implied Yield Curve

As at market close 08 Feb 2019 (source ASX) 

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