Strange behaviour in option markets

Finance text books, reams of academic research and practitioner experience all point to the existence of a “volatility risk premium” (VRP), which is a foundational principal of option selling strategies.

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The hidden equity beta in many fixed income funds

The managed fund research company Morningstar recently announced they are splitting their ‘intermediate term bond’ category into two new categories – ‘intermediate core bond’ and ‘intermediate core plus’ bond.

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Bonds don’t always diversify equity risk

With global bond yields back near the low end of recent ranges, it’s an opportune time to revisit a theme that’s relevant to portfolio construction today – the bond vs. equity correlation.

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Introducing XARO

Gopi Karunakaran introduces the ActiveX Ardea Real Outcome Bond Fund (Managed Fund) (ASX:XARO).

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How to profit from interest rate volatility

One way to profit from interest rate volatility is to get directional calls right, ahead of a large move in rates. Sadly, we have yet to come across anyone who has been able to consistently get these directional calls right.

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Webinar: Introducing ActiveX

Watch Ardea Portfolio Manager Gopi Karunakaran and Fidante Investment Specialist Sam Morris as they discuss the ActiveX Ardea Real Outcome Bond Fund (Managed Fund).

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