The sovereign bonds of developed economies have historically been considered a reliable protection of assets for investment portfolios - at AMarkets materials.
However, the current low levels of bond rates do not allow the bonds to refer to a class of defensive assets.They are no longer suitable to perform their number one mission - to protect the growing stocks in the portfolio.Iao rate since 1990, each time before the S & P500 was adjusted to 10% or more, always traded significantly higher than today. Bonds too overbought. As a result - prices are higher, and rates are lower. For example, the rate of 10-year German Bund (bond flagship EU) declined to a minimum - 0.045%.
Schedule - sovereign bonds with positive rates. As can be seen in the dynamics - these tools are less and less.