One of the unlikeliest safe havens in 2011 was UK gilts (bonds).

Because of its high debt load and dreadful economy, people don’t frequently talk about gilts as a safe haven on part with US Treasuries, but they performed just as well (for reasons that we explained here).

Today yields on the 10-year gilt are dropping below 2% for the first time since Bloomberg started keeping score, perhaps in keeping with a year end move by managers to get into assets that have performed well lately.

Here’s a look at their amazing year.

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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/uk-gilt-yields-fall-below-2-2011-12#ixzz1hFzvWEgu