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Subject:  The Catch-22 of Bond Investing Date:  5/9/2013  5:33 PM
Author:  globalist2013 Number:  34912 of 35877

The arguments for and against owning bond funds are well understood. The necessary conclusion is that accessing the asset-class in that manner is generally a waste of time. For sure, there are some truly superior, active managers who serve their shareholders well, and there are niches within the bond world for which holding a basket of derivatives (said equivalently, shares of an investment company that traffics in that niche) isn’t a bad bet to be making, or even the only practical bet that can be made. But by and large, even if you’ve got tiny money (conventionally considered to be less than $50k), there’s no theoretical reason why your results couldn’t