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Should you invest in bonds?

13 February 2020 Londa Nxumalo Londa Nxumalo, Co-Portfolio Manager of the Allan Gray Bond Fund

The recent performance of South African bonds – which have outperformed cash and equities over three and five years – has prompted investors to ask whether they should consider rotating out of equities into bonds. Furthermore, the bonds versus equities trade-off is unusually difficult at present due to the very high real yields being offered by South African bonds, but at a time when the negative potential effects of a downgrade could affect bond prices. So, what should you make of it all? Londa Nxumalo tackles this question.

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