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Subject:  Re: Yesterday’s Damage? None to Bonds Date:  5/7/2010  1:31 PM
Author:  charliebonds Number:  30777 of 35909

Dan,

Thank you for taking my post and then going deeper with it by looking at a variety of bond-index proxies, not just the single broad one I used.

Now let's look beneath the hood a bit. The sub-classes with the least credit-risk did best, as would be expected. Those most exposed to credit-risk did the worst, as would be expected. But this is where being a buyer of individual bonds, rather than an indexer, might pay off. Though JNK has tanked hugely, my own holdings, a substantial portion of which are less than investment-grade, were barely affected. My day-over-day change for my E*Trade account, all of which are bonds, wa