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Subject:  Re: Bonds vs equities - OT? Date:  7/24/2013  4:33 PM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  72678 of 88047

I know this is a tangent but:

DODBX has bond holdings that range from 20% to as high as 50% - right now it is about 20%. Both these funds have excellent ratings by Morningstar.

Ratings are not what one should necessarily base investment decisions.

DODBX lost over 50% from peak to trough from 2008 through 2009.
Morningstar states that this fund has much higher risk than its category.

VWENX is a much better alternative for moderate risk IMO. Better income, less volatility, though slightly worse average duration on their bonds.
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