Despite increased volatility emanating from the banking sector, tech stocks have been supported by falling bond yields on fears the global economy could slip into recession this year, with big-name companies leading the gains.
Credit and equity markets both suffered a very bad 2022, as the collapse of negative correlation between stock and bond prices left no safe haven for investors. But 2023 could be a big year for bonds, with analysts warning investors waiting on the sidelines that they risk missing out.
The British investment firm’s current cash weightings have hit historic levels after perceived risks in the global economy moved it to help preserve rather than accumulate capital.
Australian non-bank lenders are making incursions against the big banks, but have many considerations during the loan decision making process to ensure proper loan structuring.
Debt assets may be de jour, but the income they produce is fraught with peril if it doesn’t include the kind of diversity senior secured loans provide.
Atchison Consultants’ Kevin Toohey on why bond benchmarks only cover a slice of a diverse universe.
The end of 2022 feels a little like a blur of problems, people and red numbers, that’s not even considering what we have just been through.
After years of benign levels of inflation, the “beast” as it is known, reared its ugly head once again in April 2021, just as the world was emerging from the pandemic.
“We spend the majority of our research time on understanding industries,” explained Catherine Allfrey, portfolio manager of Wavestone Capital, when presenting to leading financial advisers at The Inside Network’s Equities Symposium in Perth last month.
“Have we really thought about the investment implications of a world in which inflation is persistent?” That was the question posed by Dr Joseph Lai of Ox Capital.