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Author: wcfenton Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 35468  
Subject: Treasuries 101 Date: 8/18/2002 11:58 AM
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I have been searching the net for a site that can give me some basic information/advice on investing in Treasuries...with little luck. Does anyone have a site or two that they can recommend? Or maybe some good advice?

I have put the cart before the horse...again...and allocated 15% of my portforlio to an ETF newly offered by iShares (IEF). It is a Lehman 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund.

After figuring this to be a smart, diversifying move, I began to think that this is probably a pretty lousy time to start to invest in bonds & treasuries as they are at their peak because of the very low prime interest rate. This rate, in my opinion, should start it's way back up in the next year or so and my investment would wear away along with it.

So...is this still a smart thing to do...now...or should I wait to include fixed income investments until later? Any crystal balls out there?


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