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Subject:  Re: bonds, are they safe? Date:  7/16/2013  7:20 PM
Author:  aj485 Number:  35012 of 35576

seems like they never go down much. Some down and then right back up.

Well, you must not be checking the ones that go into bankruptcy or the company otherwise implodes.

For years.

Yes, for years we have been in a declining, or flat, interest rate market. As interest rates decline, bond prices increase.

As to whether bonds are 'safe' - you need to decide that on each individual issue you purchase, based on the underlying fundementals of the company, and the terms of the debt compared what your goal is for the investment. If you plan to hold