With the current low interest rates, many investors are building exposures to hybrids unaware of the risks. Check the warnings of legendary investor, Ben Graham, and consider if hybrids can withstand a downturn.
Investments using margin loans must at least cover the cost of interest and other fees, currently around 8%. Fewer investors are using these products, but how long until we fall in love all over again?
Australian equity income funds have become extremely popular as investors look for yield and income, but are they arbitrage funds by another name? Rudi Minbatiwala of the Colonial First State Equity Income Fund responds.
Investment manager Kieran Kelly gives his assessment of the Nine Entertainment IPO, and he’s not impressed at the asking price.
Do long dated inflation linked bonds help the investor in a rising interest rate environment? Elizabth Moran of FIIG Securities responds to our reader.