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Subject: Re: Evaluating bond funds Date: 9/16/2008 3:48 PM
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Thanks everyone

another question

there is a fundamental difference in the holdings between the 2 funds.

PTTRX has > 80% in cash and has lower % holdings of Mortgage Pass Thru (dont understand what it is). PTTRX also has higher overall average yield and lower duration compared to FGOVX.

seeems like PTTRX is a safer bond with higher return due to the amount of cash holdings. is there any tradeoff i am missing ?

ofcourse the reason for higher yield with PTTRX is higher average maturity compared with FGOVX and lower exposure to treasuries.

do i need to be worried about exposure to mortgage pass thrus ? I am worried about exposure to Mortgage backed Securities (MBS) due to the current financial crisis.

sorry for too many questions

thanks
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