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Bonds 101: how to invest in bonds & what to look out for

In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate Campbell and Owen Rask chat to Evan Metcalf from ETF Securities about investment bonds, including key terminology, how they work and their place in a diversified portfolio.

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Have you ever wondered what an investment bond is?

To put it simply, bonds are effectively an IOU between a borrower (the issuer of the bond) and a lender (the investor who purchases the bond).

Although they’re less discussed in the retail investment space, the bond market in Australia alone is huge! As of May 2022, there are over $888 billion worth of Australian Government bonds issued, and that’s not even including the trillion dollar corporate bond market in Australia.

In this investment bond crash course, we cover:

💸 Different types of bonds

💸 Bond jargon buster

💸 Why investors use bonds as part of a diversified portfolio

💸 Key things to look at when investing in bonds

💸 Risks involved with investing in bonds

💸 Easier ways to invest in bonds

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