“Bonds in 2022, in our opinion at Pendal, are about ready to do their job again.
“Bond yields have sold off significantly for Australian governments, especially at the front end of the curve.
“That means you have a fatter yield cushion to absorb any bumps in the road – be they economic, be they bottom-up scenarios – that may suddenly hit the Australian economy out of left field.
“So, bonds are ready to exhibit that negative correlation with equity markets.
“In terms of composing your portfolio, you should be viewing government bonds as providing that defensiveness in your portfolio, as well as providing that extra layer of income to your portfolio.
“With regard to credit, we are on the side of quality. We prefer investment-grade debt for our income engines.
“If you are going to stray into higher yielding, higher-risk assets, we would advise you do that always with an eye on liquidity. If I’m going for more risk, can I get out of that risk quickly enough should the macro environment suddenly become more hostile?”
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