Bond bashing headlines really freak people out. Bonds pay low interest. True. But bonds prevent a diversified portfolio from falling too far when stocks plunge. Journey with me as I reveal the levels of risk of having specific bonds in your portfolio. A bit of knowledge should put you at ease.

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Are You Afraid That Bonds Are Going To Crash?
There are several ways to gain immediate attention. You could stand on a busy street corner naked. You could scream profanities in a shopping mall. Or, if you’re a journalist, media mogul or social influencer, you could announce that bonds are risky. Grandstanding in the buff or cussing in public mi…