One Of 2011’s Unlikeliest Safe-Havens Is Continuing Its Surge

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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 Is What Electron Capital Told It’s Investors On A Recent Call [Exclusive]

InvestElectron Capital Partners returned 10.3% net for August, pushing its year-to-date returns into the green at 10%. The MSCI ACWI was down 3.9% for August, bringing its year-to-date return to -18.8%, while the S&P 500 was down 4.2% for August, which brought its year-to-date return to -17%. The MSCI World Utilities Index lost 1.8% for Read More

Here’s a look at their amazing year.

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

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