Yield Matters   

13 November, 2018

XTB Price Sheets

Ride The Floating-Rate Bond Wave

Floating-rate bonds are in hot demand
No one knows for certain when rates will move higher. But after 27 months with the cash rate at 1.50%, many investors think a rise must be on the horizon. As a result, floating rate bonds are in hot demand, with Citi seeing a five-fold increase in demand this year from their wholesale investors. Trading as a spread over BBSW means they move up when rates do. We take you through the key considerations when deciding if floating-rate bonds are right for your clients. 

The Six Key Facts Behind BBSW

What is BBSW and how is it calculated 

With an increase in demand for floating rate bonds there is more focus on the bench mark rate over which they are set. What exactly is BBSW, how is it calculated and by whom? In this article we address frequently asked questions regarding BBSW which may help you explain the essentials to your clients.


Bond Market: The Month That Was

Keep up to date with our monthly market reviews from CIO Ian Martin

October was a mixed month for global bond markets. Comments from the Federal Reserve in the USA emphasized their confidence in the US economy. However, weaker equity markets stopped US bond yields reaching new highs. In Australia, the CPI data supported the view that the RBA will remain on hold in the near term. This resulted in a positive month for Australian bond investors. 

Three more XTBs mature in November. If you have clients holding any of these XTBs it's time to start planning which XTB to invest in next. 

Upcoming XTB coupons

13 NOV: YTMCCA - Coca Cola 4.25% 13 NOV 2019 
13 NOV: YTMLL1 - Lend Lease 6.00% 13 MAY 2020
13 NOV: YTMLLC - Lend Lease 5.50% 13 NOV 2018  MATURING
19 NOV: YTMAWC - Alumina 6.75% 19 NOV 2019
19 NOV: YTMQF3 - Qantas 7.75% 19 MAY 2022 
20 NOV: YTMF05 - NAB BBSW + 0.85% 20 MAY 2019
23 NOV: YTMCTX - Caltex 7.25% 23 NOV 2018  MATURING
23 NOV: YTMSG2 - Stockland 4.50% 23 NOV 2022
25 NOV: YTMSG1 - Stockland 8.25% 25 NOV 2020
29 NOV: YTMDOW - Downer Group 5.75% 29 NOV 2018  MATURING

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Recent bond transactions 

12 NOV: La Trobe Financial launches new RMBS deal
12 NOV: Christchurch City plans six-year domestic deal
12 NOV: Westpac launches AT1 capital deal 
12 NOV: BNZ launches new five-year domestic deal
12 NOV: SAFA launches syndicated tap of May 2028  select line
12 NOV: Toyota Australia considers benchmark Australian dollar deal
12 NOV: J.P. Morgan Chase launches multi-tranche callable deal

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

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