Bond Market

  • Fitch to Rate Avery Point IV CLO, Limited/Corp.; Presale Issued Business Wire - Thu, Mar 20, 2014 6:51 AM AEDT

    NEW DELHI & SYDNEY & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Fitch Ratings expects to assign the following rating to Avery Point IV CLO, Limited/Corp. (Avery Point IV): --$4,000,000 class X senior floating rate notes ...

  • Are ETFs the Amazon.com of the fund world? CNBC - Wed, Mar 12, 2014 10:00 PM AEDT
    Are ETFs the Amazon.com of the fund world?

    Lower-cost ETFs enjoy record inflows and increased popularity as a vehicle for higher yields and downside protection in a long bear market for bonds.

  • American Century Investments Promotes Miguel Castillo GlobeNewswire - Wed, Feb 26, 2014 1:35 AM AEDT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- via PRWEB - American Century Investments has promoted Miguel Castillo from senior fixed income trader to portfolio manager on the Fixed Income Rates and Currency Team.

  • Aussie bonds up on China contraction AAP - Thu, Feb 20, 2014 4:57 PM AEDT

    Australian bond futures prices have recovered from earlier dips to finish flat after news Chinese manufacturing activity has tumbled. Australian bonds opened lower on Thursday but prices picked up after the purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China, which tracks manufacturing activity in factories and workshops, was worse than expected, JP Morgan interest rage strategist Sally Auld said. HSBC's preliminary reading for its purchasing managers' index for China fell to 48.3 this month, indicating a contraction. It has fallen further from January's 49.5 PMI reading, which showed China's manufacturing industry was in a contraction for the first time in six months.

  • Abandoned last year, bond funds are back on top Associated Press - Fri, Feb 14, 2014 10:26 AM AEDT

    Bond funds have made money so far this year as many stock markets around the world have faltered. It's another reminder of how bonds can help stabilize a portfolio and protect investors during inevitable ...

  • ANALYST: Here's Why It's A Terrible Idea To Buy Individual Bonds Over Bonds Funds Business Insider - Fri, Feb 7, 2014 9:31 AM AEDT

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  • Fonterra raises 1.25b renminbi in bonds AAP - Tue, Jan 21, 2014 4:03 PM AEDT
    Fonterra raises 1.25b renminbi in bonds

    Fonterra has raised 1.25 billion renminbi (about $A234.29 million) in its second Chinese currency denominated bond, which it will use to repay debt and expand operations in the world's second-biggest economy. The five-year bonds pay annual interest of 3.6 per cent, and were bought by global investors "with strong support from Asia," chief financial officer Luke Paravicini said in a statement to BusinessDesk. Fonterra, the world's biggest dairy exporter, wants to diversify its funding strategy with a view to better align borrowing with the company's business activities. "We were very pleased with the level of support," Mr Paravicini said.

  • Fitch Rates Bolivia's 2023 Global Bonds 'BB-' Business Wire - Fri, Aug 16, 2013 7:26 AM AEST

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Fitch Ratings has assigned a long-term foreign currency rating of 'BB-'to the Government of Bolivia's USD500 million in Global bonds (5.95% coupon) maturing in 2023. The proceeds ...

  • A Bear Market In Stocks Is Five Times Scarier Than A Bear Market In Bonds Business Insider - Tue, Jul 30, 2013 7:10 AM AEST

    Smart insights for financial advisors.

  • $A rallies as commodites, stocks rise AAP - Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:46 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar has risen to its highest point in a week as commodity prices and share markets rally. At 1200 AEST on Friday, the local unit was trading at 103.30 US cents, up from 102.46 cents on ...

  • Bank of Japan boosts economy, inflation view AFP - Fri, Apr 26, 2013 9:19 AM AEST
    Bank of Japan boosts economy, inflation view

    The Bank of Japan on Friday boosted its inflation and economic growth projections for the world's third-largest economy as it eyes an end to years of deflation. The semi-annual report, which came as the ...

  • Euro Stagnation Continues Despite the Equities Rally DailyFX - Wed, Apr 24, 2013 8:04 PM AEST

    Euro Stagnation Continues Despite the Equities Rally

  • Sheila Bair QandA: Protect borrowers and banks Bankrate.com - Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:00 PM AEST

    Sheila Bair speaking before the National Press Club in 2011. Highlights of Bair's career 1981-1988: Research director, deputy counsel and counsel for U.S. Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan. 1991-1995: Commissioner, ...

  • Reserve Bank to buy Chinese bonds for reserves ABC - Wed, Apr 24, 2013 4:45 PM AEST

    Australia's central bank is gearing up to invest a slice of its foreign currency reserves in Chinese government bonds. Speaking in Shanghai, RBA deputy Governor Philip Lowe said the bank has sought and ...

  • RBA to invest in Chinese yuan AAP - Wed, Apr 24, 2013 4:25 PM AEST

    The Reserve Bank of Australia plans to spend up to $2 billion on Chinese yuan as the currency gains increasing importance in financial markets. RBA deputy governor Dr Philip Lowe on Wednesday said the ...

  • QE won't lock in an inflationary surge AAP - Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:28 PM AEST

    The only thing standing between "quantitative easing" of monetary policy in the developed economies and a surge in inflation is a bunch of bankers. Do a quick trawl around the internet and you'll ...

  • Aust bonds weaken as stocks rally AAP - Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:27 AM AEST

    Australian bond futures prices are lower after most stock markets gained ground during the offshore session. "It's just following overseas movements. Stocks market overseas had a very good night and ...

  • $A bounces back from six-week low AAP - Wed, Apr 24, 2013 7:40 AM AEST

    The Australian dollar is higher after traders went bargain hunting when the currency fell to a six-week low. At 0700 AEST on Wednesday, the local unit was trading at 102.67 US cents, up from 102.33 cents ...

  • 2 Primary Pairs Teetering at Critical Levels DailyFX - Wed, Apr 24, 2013 1:47 AM AEST

    2 Primary Pairs Teetering at Critical Levels

  • $A hits six-week low after China data AAP - Tue, Apr 23, 2013 5:42 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar has fallen to its lowest level in six weeks following the release of disappointing Chinese manufacturing figures. Easy Forex currency dealer Tony Darvall said the Australian dollar ...

  • European stocks jump despite weak data AFP - Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:55 PM AEST
    European stocks jump despite weak data

    European stock markets rose strongly Tuesday as traders focused on corporate earnings and brushed aside weaker-than-expected economic data out of Germany and China, seeing it as adding pressure on the ...

  • Aust bonds stronger after China data AAP - Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:45 PM AEST

    Australian bond futures prices are stronger following the release of weaker than expected Chinese manufacturing figures. Westpac senior market strategist Damien McColough said the local bond market started ...

  • Slovenia insists it's not the next Cyprus AAP - Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:01 PM AEST

    Slovenian officials have a message for the world: Don't panic, we won't be the next to fall. The tiny European Union member is trying to convince its people and foreign investors that it won't be the next ...

  • $A falls after more weak Chinese data AAP - Tue, Apr 23, 2013 12:40 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar has hit a new seven-week low after the release of weak Chinese manufacturing data. At 1200 AEST on Tuesday, the local unit was trading at 102.26 US cents, down from 102.83 cents on ...

  • New Bullish Backing for the USD/JPY Rally DailyFX - Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:06 AM AEST

    New Bullish Backing for the USD/JPY Rally

  • Euro Steadies as Italian Politics Steady; USD/JPY Approaches ¥100.00 DailyFX - Mon, Apr 22, 2013 9:50 PM AEST

    Euro Steadies as Italian Politics Steady; USD/JPY Approaches ¥100.00

  • Aust bonds weaken alongside US Treasuries AAP - Mon, Apr 22, 2013 4:45 PM AEST

    Australian bond futures are slightly lower following weakness in US Treasuries. RBC Capital Markets interest rate strategist Michael Turner said the local bond market had taken its lead from US Treasuries ...

  • $A lower, but starting to recover AAP - Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:48 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar has started a recovery but is still down from its Friday afternoon level. At 1200 AEST on Monday, the local unit was trading at 103.02 US cents, down from 103.43 cents on Friday. ...

  • Japanese Yen Back on its Heels as USD/JPY Makes Run at ¥100 Again DailyFX - Fri, Apr 19, 2013 9:54 PM AEST

    Japanese Yen Back on its Heels as USD/JPY Makes Run at ¥100 Again

  • Risk-On Sends Pound, Kiwi Higher on the Back of the Yen DailyFX - Fri, Apr 19, 2013 7:46 PM AEST

    Risk-On Sends Pound, Kiwi Higher on the Back of the Yen

  • Aust bonds little changed AAP - Fri, Apr 19, 2013 5:00 PM AEST

    Australian bond futures are little changed despite signs money is starting to flow into the local market from Japan following recently announced stimulus measures. Nomura head of fixed income Jon Linton ...

  • $A still lower despite rising shares AAP - Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:27 PM AEST

    The Australian dollar is still trading lower as weak Chinese economic growth figures continue to weigh on the currency. At 1200 AEST on Friday, the local unit was trading at 103.07 US cents, up from 103.17 ...

  • Aust bonds firmer as market stays gloomy AAP - Fri, Apr 19, 2013 9:26 AM AEST

    Australian bond futures prices are higher as investors, gloomy about the global economy, continue to play it safe. Westpac senior market strategist Damien McColough said US economic data showing a small ...

  • USD Capped Ahead of G20- JPY Outlook Remains Weighed by BoJ DailyFX - Fri, Apr 19, 2013 1:40 AM AEST

    USD Capped Ahead of G20- JPY Outlook Remains Weighed by BoJ

  • Euro Traders Encouraged by German Cyprus Aid Vote and Impressive Spanish Bond Sale DailyFX - Thu, Apr 18, 2013 7:52 PM AEST

    Euro Traders Encouraged by German Cyprus Aid Vote and Impressive Spanish Bond Sale