Yield Matters   

1 October 2019

XTB Price Sheets

Lowe under increasing pressure to cut rates below 1%

It looks like a lonely road headed to the next rate cut

"Australia’s central bank chief Philip Lowe faces another year of shouldering the burden of economic stimulus as the government prioritizes a budget surplus over turning around the weakest expansion in a decade.

Just hours after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced commitment to returning the books to the black, data showed an unexpected climb in the jobless rate, signaling additional labor-market slack and bolstering the case for stimulus." 


What's the futures market telling us? 

Yesterday's ASX 30 Day Cash Rate Interbank Futures contract suggests a 78% chance of a cut at the RBA meeting this afternoon 

Living with a Bond Maturity Ladder Portfolio

Decision tree for investors with a ladder portfolio

The XTB Maturity Ladder portfolio has one XTB maturing each year. It is very popular among advisers and for good reason as it:

  • Delivers all the benefits of owning XTBs directly
  • Provides a regular and reliable cash flow
  • Is a buy and hold to maturity strategy providing flexibility for the investor when cash flows are paid
  • Has the characteristic of regularly maturing bonds which creates a different risk metric for portfolio construction. Many advisers and their clients find this feature attractive in a portfolio.

In implementing this strategy, advisers and their clients need to decide what to do with XTB proceeds as the underlying bonds mature. Do you take the money or re-invest?


Let Us Help You Explain Bonds To Your Clients

How many of your clients don't understand the basics?

We recently presented to a room of retail investors in Melbourne. It was interesting to hear first-hand what they did and didn't understand about bonds. Very few realised that unlike dividends, bond coupons are legal obligations for the company and that maturity dates are fixed. They were also unaware that whilst bond ETFs and Managed Funds offer diversification, they loose one of the key values of fixed income - knowing your investment return BEFORE you invest.  

Talk to us about the range of educational materials you can share with your clients or how we can present on the mechanics of bonds to your clients.


October XTB coupons

10 OCT: YTMF15 - NAB BBSW + 0.80% 10 FEB 2023
17 OCT: YTMF07 - ANZ BBSW + 0.82% 07 APR 2020
19 OCT: YTMTL2 - Telstra 4.00% 19 APR 2027
20 OCT: YTMAP1 - APA 3.75% 20 OCT 2023 
26 OCT: YTMVC1 - Vicinity 4.00% 26 APR 2027 
26 OCT: YTMVCX - Vicinity 3.50% 26 APR 2024
27 OCT: YTMF16 - Westpac BBSW + 0.81% 27 OCT 2022
27 OCT: YTMQF1 - Qantas 6.50% 27 APR 2020 
28 OCT: YTMAZJ - Aurizon 5.75% 28 JUL 2020
28 OCT: YTMF11 - Westpac BBSW + 0.90% 28 JUL 2020

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