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|Subject: Re: Bond investing||Date: 12/28/1999 10:58 AM|
|Author: markr33||Number: 16969 of 77231|
First of all you don't necessarily protect your money by investing in bonds. What you protect is your yield based on interest.
As a matter of fact in a bond mutual fund you can loose principle. But if you invest in the following you will not loose principle if you hold to maturity.
Money Market Mutual fund
I would not invest any lump sum money today in bonds. Interest rates are on the rise.
How do you know that interest rates are going to rise ? If you are so sure, why don't you purchase options on the interest rate futures and retire soon after they rise ? :-)
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