Equity Strategy
Rising Bond Yields and Implications for Australian Equity Portfolios
Thu 11th March, 2021

The rapid rise in long bond yields during 2021 has challenged the market’s narrative around the persistence of low interest rates. Australian 10-year bonds yields have moved up +100bps to 1.9%. This is a dramatic rise in such a short period relative to prior bond market sell-offs over the last 10 years

In this week’s Australian Equities report, we:

  • Examine the performance of Australian Equities in prior periods of rising bond yields 
  • Provide our thoughts on the current period and how it will likely play out
  • Look at how to position portfolios against this backdrop

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Written by

John Lockton , Australian Equities

John is a leading investment strategist with 20 years experience.

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