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    1. What a Rate Hike Here Could Mean for Foreign Bonds

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      Tue, 17 Mar 2015

      currencies, currently offers a 30-day SEC yield of 4.3%, far better than the 2.1% paid out by the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF BND , which tracks a version of the Aggregate Index. But as U.S. interest rates rise, and if emerging-markets

    2. Bond managers or short term bonds ?

      Commentary

      Sun, 22 Feb 2015

      equal proportions. Now I'm wondering if it's worth the risk. So, I'm thinking of a couple options: 1. Go with VCSH/ BND /BNDX (or something similar), heavily weighted towards US, or 2. Just go short term all the way. I'd appreciate your

    3. Planing out my 401k Please help me

      Commentary

      Thu, 5 Feb 2015

      TRUST D TRP RET 2035 ACTIVE TRUST D TRP RET 2040 ACTIVE TRUST D 100.0% TRP RET 2045 ACTIVE TRUST D TRP RET 2050 ACTIVE TRUST D TRP RET 2055 ACTIVE TRUST D TRP RET 2060 ACTIVE TRUST D VANGUARD INST INDEX , PLUS VANGUARD TTL BND MRK INDX INST

    4. Am I correct ?

      Commentary

      Sat, 31 Jan 2015

      mod=mdc_topnav_2_3020 http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3022-govtbonds.html?mod=mdc_ bnd _gvtbnd So, while the spread between 5year US and German treasuries is 1.25%, this is actually smaller than that for the

    5. What's the Best Balanced Bond Fund?

      Commentary

      Fri, 26 Dec 2014

      buy and hold portfolio with the following objectives. 1) 3%+ dividend payout. 2) Performance that equals or beats AGG/ BND . 3) Has held up reasonable well when rates went up. IE; Am looking for recommendations on the best balanced bond fund for

    6. From Barron’s, December 22, 2014 (Part 1)

      Commentary

      Sat, 20 Dec 2014

      Amazingly, the 30-yr yield now is lower than the starting 10-yr yield for the year. Quality bonds rallied: Barclays US Agg Bnd Idx +5.6% , long-dated Treasuries +22.1% , even boring munis +8.9% . On the other hand, the leveraged floating-rate

    7. From Barron’s, December 15, 2014 (Part 2)

      Commentary

      Sat, 13 Dec 2014

      many investors are fleeing active equity funds for indexed equity funds [ active bond managers have been beating Barclays US Agg Bnd Idx easily ]. Stocks of publicly traded asset managers have lagged [their equal-weight index -6.1% YTD vs +8.3

    8. What's your List of Bonds?

      Commentary

      Fri, 12 Dec 2014

      Multi) MWTRX ( Multi) PIMIX ( Leverage Multi) BNDX ( New Int'l Bond ETF from VG ) Sold my former GIM/TGEIX. PDI ( Global Bnd ) EDV *(& Leveraged TMF ) for Bear Stock Markets And after Bonds take a Hit vs VBLTX * TYO/TMV ( For Shorting Bonds) and

    9. Why Munis are doing well-insight

      Commentary

      Sat, 6 Dec 2014

      many bond OEFs to be down and they were. Last week... FTABX 0.15...NVHAX +0.1...NHMAX +0.4......... BND -0.5%...DBLTX -0.4...PIMIX -0.5.....EM bonds dove -1.1% to -1.6% So, why Munis are doing better

    10. My new "improved" buckets

      Commentary

      Mon, 1 Dec 2014

      Managed by Vanguard Asset Management Services 12/31/06 Stk 68.5 / Bnd 31.5 (my age then was 58) 12/31/07 Stk 69.0 / Bnd 31.0 12/31/08 Stk 63.4 / Bnd 36.6 12/31/09 Stk 70.3 / Bnd 29.7 12/31/10 Stk 70.9 / Bnd

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