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Subject:  My YTD Bond Buying Date:  3/2/2013  1:14 PM
Author:  globalist2013 Number:  34817 of 35835

Since the summer of 2009, I’ve been saying that “the low-hanging fruit is gone from the bond market”, that “there’s little worth buying”. But when I actually went looking, I found bonds to buy. This year has been no different. My whining has gotten louder and more strident. “Interest-rates are going up”, I say. “Bond prices are ridiculously expensive”, I say. “There’s nothing worth buying”, I say. But, in fact, when I look at what I actually did, instead of what I merely said, I find that I’ve been putting money to work at the same, leisurely pace I generally have done, week after week, year after year, which is to make a couple of new purchases per week and then call it quits for the day, so I can do an afternoon walk or bike ride.

Some mornings, I really can’t find anything to buy, and I give up in total disgust. No matter what I’m looking at, a tolerable risk/reward just can’t be found, never mind trying to find an attractive one. When t