The Economist recently published data focusing on the asset performance of bonds, equities, and precious metals. Although many sectors of the world economy have taken hits, government bonds and gold have fared well. As The Economist explains, this is likely because many people view these assets as "stores of value", or safe investments. However, not all government bonds have thrived during this time. Greece bonds had the lowest returns, with EU Carbon credits coming in second and Egypt equities in a distant third.