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Subject:  Re: Corporate Bonds? Date:  7/7/2000  10:58 PM
Author:  nas90skog Number:  4417 of 19021

I have been building an individual bond portfolio and have added a number of taxable municipal zero coupon bonds in my tax deferred accounts. Currently I have been buying some 8-12 years in the 7.3%+ yield range. They are AAA rated and insured. Most are issued out of CA or NY. They have some capital gains opportunity although they don't spin off immediate income since they are zeros. AAA's in corporates are certainly worthwhile. If you have the means to buy a ladder of good bonds, default risk is minimized and held to maturity, you receive your principal back. I have always shied away from bond funds because of the loss of principal risk.
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