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What to Do in Brave New World for Bonds—and Stocks

July 12,2016 07:08

“Speculate to accumulate” hardly counts as an investment strategy. But in a world of low and negative yields, it has been driving the bond market. That has consequences for all investors. Bonds are churning out returns many equity investors would envy ...and more »



“Speculate to accumulate” hardly counts as an investment strategy. But in a world of low and negative yields, it has been driving the bond market. That has consequences for all investors. Bonds are churning out returns many equity investors would envy, led by U.K. gilts, up a startling 13.7% year to date. Remarkably, more than 80% of returns on U.S., German, Japanese and U.K. bonds are attributable to gains in price, Barclays index...

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