South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report)

A quarterly overview of the movement of capital market yields, prices and returns and of bond market yield spreads. Returns on bonds are shown in comparison with equity and cash returns. Recent bond trading statistics are provided along with a breakdown of the issuers and ownership of South African bonds.


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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - November 2018

Standard & Poor’s and Fitch awarded junk status to SA in April 2017 following president Zuma’s cabinet reshuffles.

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - July 2018

Yields moved higher during most of 2017 but have fallen sharply in early 2018 after the election of Ramaphosa as President.

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - May 2018

For the 12-months ending April 2018, bonds have outperformed other SA asset classes and was also the only asset class to have beaten inflation. Subscribers to EasyData can download the complete report in PDF format on www.easydata.co.za..

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - February 2018

Ratings agencies have gradually been downgrading SA’s sovereign risk rating since 2013.

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - August 2017

Emerging market currencies and asset classes have been under pressure since late 2013 after the US announced that it will taper and eventually end its policy of quantitative easing.

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - May 2017

Over the past five years, nominal returns on most South African major asset classes ranged between 4.4% (for small cap shares) and 14.1% (for Real Estate Investment Trusts).

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - February 2017

Bond market returns over the past five years averaged 7.4%.

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - November 2016

SA real bond returns have mostly been lower than SA equity returns measured over 10-year rolling periods.

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - August 2016

Over the five-year period that ended July 2016, South African equities outperformed bonds by 6.4 percentage points.

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South Africa Bond Market (Quarterly Report) - February 2016

Ratings agencies have been downgrading SA’s sovereign risk rating which has negatively affected SA bonds.

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