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Subject:  What is wrong with I bonds for short term invent Date:  5/7/2003  12:30 PM
Author:  math999man Number:  7060 of 36388

Question - what is wrong with purchasing I bonds as a short term investment ?

At 4.66% return even with the 3 month penalty (and holding 1 year) , you receive about 3.49% return - much more than 1 year CD.

I view the I bonds as a disposable CD that I can convert anytime I have a better investment - no need to hold any longer than is profitable.

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