An introduction toinflation trading inSouth Africa

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The South African Government inflation1 bond offering wasincepted in March 2000 with the auction of the R189 (6,25%, 2013)inflation-indexed bond, also known as a ‘linker’. Interest in the linkerslowly grew among market participants, as knowledge regardingthe mechanics of the bond grew.The success of the R189 resulted in further bond issuances in thecoming years with the arrival of the R197 (5,5%, 2023), WS052 (5%,2018), R198 (3,8%, 2008) and R202 (3,45%, 2033) to market, enablingusers to further

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