The Trader 

Buying bonds in an increasingly risky world

The Trader

I’m not especially superstitious, nor strongly religious, but looking at the world this week I was reminded of the Plagues of Egypt, when the God of Israel inflicted a series of disasters to force the pharaoh to end the enslavement of the Israelites. Not only is China dealing with swine fever, now it’s coronavirus infecting people. East Africa is plagued by locusts, which in their millions blacken the sky. Antarctic ice sheets and the Thwaites Glacier – which is the size of Britain – are melting alarmingly quickly.  

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