Fixed Income

Ever since Apartheid ended in 1994, South Africa's government has maintained a healthy respect for separation of government and business. Now, investors fear, that might be changing.
The idea that perhaps March's very low employment reading is just statistical noise is boosted by two facts.
If you are a long-term investor, take a good look at the countries to which you allocate money.
Among the reasons: The European Central Bank will not want to disrupt markets by slowing its asset purchases so sharply as to cause a crash.
I don't see much scope for rates to keep falling without a meaningful change in Fed expectations.
Certainties have deteriorated amid GOP infighting and Russia issues.
After decades of gains, Treasuries are finally set for a sustained decline.
After decades of gains, Treasuries are finally set for a sustained decline.
The jobs report was stronger than expected, though the Fed still must be careful with how far and how fast it pushes the rate hike envelope.
For the moment, emerging European countries seem the best for bond investors once the Fed resumes its tightening in earnest.

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