The best rates on cash and term deposits

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Globally, bond yields are under pressure as economic growth picks up and central banks consider how to unwind, suspend, or reduce quantitative easing (QE) programs that have typically involved on-market purchases of long-term government bonds.

While Australia hasn’t had a QE program, Australian bond yields have also moved higher as we follow the benchmark US market. Over the last month, the benchmark 5-year government bond has risen by 18 basis points (0.18%) to 2.49%, while the 10-year government bond has risen by 0.22% to 2.88%.

5 Year Australian Government Bond Yield - 1/17 to 1/18

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