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Subject:  Re: Bonds vs equities - OT? Date:  7/24/2013  3:31 PM
Author:  joelxwil Number:  72676 of 78166

There is nothing particularly safe about bonds. Bonds bought now, in this low interest rate, will lose value when interest rates go up, which is bound to happen before too long.

The point is that is a matter of when you buy and what the current interest rates are at that time, as well as the maturity date of the bonds.

Of course if you buy bonds with close-in maturity dates, e. g. 90 day Treasury Bonds, you can hold to maturity without too much trouble. You just might miss a buying opportunity in