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  1. Hasenstab's Bet on Ukraine Goes Sour

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    Hasenstab is all about the big trade. It's a tack that has made him one of the world's most successful, and famous, bond fund managers during his 17-year stint at Franklin Templeton. But if his contrarian bets on Irish and Hungarian debt highlight

  2. Morningstar's Model Retirement Saver Portfolios

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    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    off investors do, but very active investors also subject themselves to the costs of bad timing. Investors crowded into bond funds in the years following the financial crisis, for example, when in reality they should have been rebalancing back into stocks

  3. fixed income asset allocation

    Commentary

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015

    Stable Value funds (I view as ST bond proxy) 24% in Cash 10% in International Bonds, which includes ~2% EM 5% Domestic Total Bond Fund 4% ST TIPS Fund 3% High Yield Fund 2% Floating Rate Fund Any thoughts would be appreciated, john

  4. REIT index + High Dividend Yield index for income

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    Thu, 29 Jan 2015

    dividend yield which should keep pace with inflation, unlike a bond fund . - opportunity for modest growth. We talked about the equity ..... this portfolio has significantly more risk than a couple of bond funds . My other suggestion was a balanced fund such as Wellesley

  5. A Quick Guide to Reviewing Your Holdings

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    Thu, 29 Jan 2015

    Aggregate Bond Index Key forward-looking metrics Average effective duration: Measure of the interest-rate sensitivity of a bond fund 's portfolio. Generally, a fund with an average effective duration of five years can be expected to lose 5% of its value

  6. What effect besides Stocks tanking does the Fed Decision Have on Bonds? Jan 28, 2015

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    Wed, 28 Jan 2015

    I am always confused about how these decisons like the fed did today play out on the bond funds . I know what effect it had on stocks. Tanked. Can someone explain how this works? Generally

  7. 3 Risks That Might Be Lurking in Your Portfolio

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    Wed, 28 Jan 2015

    What that means is that you are looking for the duration of a bond fund that you might own and you are also looking for the SEC yield ..... various product types. When you look at, say, a long-term bond fund today, some of them may have durations of 14 or 15 years and

    Bond Fund found at 12:34, 13:14

    that means is that you are looking for the duration of a bond fund that you might own and you are also looking for the SEC yield--the Securities and Exchange Commission yield--which is a current snapshot
    see for various product types. When you look at, say, a long-term bond fund today, some of them may have durations of 14 or 15 years and their yields, in many cases, are well under 4%.
  8. Are You Holding Your Assets in the Right Types of Accounts?

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    Tue, 27 Jan 2015

    would be junk bonds, junk- bond funds , and multi-sector- bond funds , all of which kick off a ..... call high-quality bonds and bond funds "high-returning" right ..... whether a municipal bond or bond fund might offer you a better aftertax

  9. FI & Muni Allocation in a Taxable Account

    Commentary

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    entirety of my 20% allocation to FI in muni bond funds ? I have done the math several times and given ..... diversification reason I have multisector and intermediate bond funds alongside my muni bond funds in my account, but am sick to my stomach seeing

  10. What Experts Say About "Past Performance"

    Commentary

    Sun, 25 Jan 2015

    selection." Eric Tyson, author of Mutual Funds for Dummies (2010 edition) : "Of the number one top-performing stock and bond funds in each of the last 20 years, a whopping 80% of them subsequently performed worse than the average fund in their peer group

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