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27 Oct 2020

Fixed Income – Stabilising the portfolio ahead of anticipated volatility

Fixed income indexes performed rather poorly in September, as investors seek to de-risk before the uncertainties of the November elections hit, the Dollar Index went up by 1.89% as investors park their cash, most bond indexes apart from the Treasuries fell over the month. The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index were down 0.36%, US Investment Grades lost 0.29%, while Emerging Markets US dollar Bonds and US High-yield bonds also fell 1.26% and 1.03% respectively.