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Subject: Re: Target Retirement Funds have too much in bon Date: 1/30/2011 2:57 PM
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There was an article in Barron's - a weekly investing newspaper
on November, 29, 1020 covering "How to Keep the Income Flowing"
which has a good discussion on alternate bond investments along
with some other approaches.

Basically, it talks about non-US government bonds, corporate bonds,
Build America bonds, Senior bank loans, master limited partnerships,
dividend-paying stocks, variable annuities (not particularly a
popular option but may have a place - look out for costs), and
municipal bonds.

TMF and other sites have had articles about Muni-bonds - and what
states might be most likely to declare bankruptcy - if they are
allowed in the near future. There are something like 10 where
risks are high - as I recall anything below AAA rating is suspect
and although some are rated "A" - that ain't good.

Good luck - I am not sure either

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