The consensus is sure that inflation will remain lower for longer. Most remain sceptical that central banks will succeed in their mission to push it higher.
In this Netwealth Podcast, Dr Laura Ryan discusses whether duration strategies can still provide diversification in portfolios in the current ultra-low interest rate environment.
Ultra-low yields fundamentally change the risk vs. reward proposition of government bonds.
Is central bank support for corporate bond markets truly unlimited? Our sense is decidedly not.
The perception and the reality of portfolio diversification can turn out very different in adverse market environments.
It is widely assumed that government bonds are inherently ‘safe’ investments but this assumption is no longer so reliable.
Liquidity often gets little attention until something goes wrong … and in March 2020 things certainly went wrong.
Government bond markets are now at the precipice of a paradigm shift.
In a market where every asset class seems to be at the mercy of volatility, investors are left wondering if there are any real safe havens anymore.
For several decades now, the correlation between asset prices has generally been increasing.