Investors Voice Category: Bonds
Rising inflation fears and market uncertainty could boost the investment appeal of government bonds, an obvious safe-haven asset.
These are uncertain times for investors and economies. But with uncertainty, comes opportunity.
Exchange-traded Treasury bonds (eTBs) are quoted and traded on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in the same way as equities (shares) and thus offer a readily accessible way to invest in the Bonds. eTBs can be regarded as tradeable term deposits.
In early July, APRA confirmed that the four major banks will be required to increase their total capital ratios by 3 percentage points (down from the initial recommended 4 - 5 percentage points) by 1 January 2024.
There are times when it makes sense for individual investors to play to their strengths rather than follow the lead of institutions, and the behaviour I’m seeing around the so-called ‘yield trade’ is a perfect example of where this is happening.