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Asset classes: Global high yield bonds

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Equities or bonds?
We all have considered the factors that influence the decision between these two asset classes, and they both possess desirable characteristics that we hope to be present in our portfolios.
So why not an asset classes somewhere in the middle of the two.
The article (http:// http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2015/08/20/a-new-breed-of-asset-class) introduces the idea of global high yield bonds as a class which seems to be more correlated with equities than bonds.
It also describes the income characteristics and duration of such a bond, together with the worries one has with global high yield bonds.

On a completely different note, the following article nicely sums up why we should consider investing while we are “young” http:// http://www.moneyweb.co.za/investing/unit-trusts/investing-in-your-20s-the-earlier-the-better/

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