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Subject: Re: Inf Protected Vang fund vs EE bonds Date: 1/12/2004 5:12 PM
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The big difference is the interest rate exposure you face with a bond fund vs. individual bonds.

As rates rise, if they do, a bond fund will lose NAV based on it's average maturity and the rise in rates.


...and the individual bonds don't? Under what conditions would the inflation protection be better, and when would a fund be better than individual bonds? We have mostly funds and don't know much about individual bonds. Our goal is to keep our investments as simple as possible.

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