New Fixed interest ETFs

Financial journalist and commentator on 3AW and Sky Business
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Australian investors have historically not been big fans of bonds. That can be explained by the lack of a retail bond market in this country – until relatively recently – and a much stronger philosophical attraction to shares and property on the part of Australians. Asset allocation specialists often bemoan the almost total lack of fixed-income in Australian retail portfolios, versus figures as high as 20% in offshore markets; and in the case of retirement funding, Australia has a back-to-front approach to asset allocation, with shares the dominant holding, compared to fixed-income in many northern hemisphere markets.

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