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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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11 September 2019
Bigger counter-cyclical and infrastructure spending, SOE support and elaborate education, welfare and health systems envisaged by government over the next few years, will cause upward pressure on the state’s borrowing requirement as a ratio of GDP.
25 April 2019
S&P; and Fitch awarded junk status to SA in April 2017 following president Zuma’s cabinet reshuffles.
02 November 2018
Standard & Poor’s and Fitch awarded junk status to SA in April 2017 following president Zuma’s cabinet reshuffles.
27 July 2018
Yields moved higher during most of 2017 but have fallen sharply in early 2018 after the election of Ramaphosa as President.
15 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..
22 February 2018
Ratings agencies have gradually been downgrading SA’s sovereign risk rating since 2013.
04 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.
10 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).
06 February 2017
Bond market returns over the past five years averaged 7.4%.
01 November 2016
SA real bond returns have mostly been lower than SA equity returns measured over 10-year rolling periods.