CHART: Global Junk Bonds Did Better Than Global Stocks In 2012

If you thought stocks beat bonds in 2012, you’re not completely correct.

Here’s an interesting chart from Bloomberg BRIEF economist and chart guru Michael McDonough.

It shows that the world’s high yield bonds (i.e. junk bonds) generated higher returns than the world’s stock markets.

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Photo: @M_McDonough

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