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Subject:  Lokicious’ Useless Bond FAQ Date:  5/11/2013  2:27 PM
Author:  globalist2013 Number:  34925 of 35834

But I don't know how to tell you how I got here,” said Alice to the White Rabbit.
Well, why don't you begin at the beginning?

Perhaps I am misreading the bond FAQ, and perhaps I am asking more of it than should be done. Thus, the following comments might be based on multiple misunderstandings. If so, my apologies to all in advance.

The bond FAQ implies that cash-management --e.g., buying CD's, TIPS, etc. -- is equivalent to "investing". But the two are very distinct processes. Furthermore, nothing is said in the FAQ about how to write a basic, five-factor investment plan (i.e., Selection, Direction, Timing, Weighting, and Protection). The net effect is that those who confuse cash-management with investing also tend to focus almost exclusiv