Maintaining the interest in a low rate environment

New bond investors should consider investment grade bonds.

It’s been six months since I last reported on my model bond portfolio and three and a half years since I first established it. I’m pleased to report that it continues to meet expectations of returning between 6 to 8% despite the historically low cash rate of 2.5%.

The last six months have seen returns available across all asset classes contract and more recently an uptick in inflation. Some key investment themes that we have been relaying to fixed income investors have been:

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