Category: Bonds

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Why Bond Prices Don’t Concern Me

One of my readers asked me a question that I feel warrants a proper response here.  He asked me whether I’m afraid of a bond market crash, and the reader wondered whether bond markets can plunge like stock markets. The...

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Mispriced Bonds

Since June, 2010, I’ve been selling off large chunks of my bond portfolio. And today, my bond allocation is lower than it’s been in years. With a U.S. federal 10 year treasury note paying just 2.38%, bonds are very unattractive....

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Beating the Market with Bonds

Years ago I read a great book by Michael O’Higgins, titled Beating the DOW with Bonds: A High-Return, Low-Risk Strategy for Outperforming the Pros Even When Stocks Go South. It made a lot of sense, and anyone following O’Higgins’ advice would...