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Subject: Re: Asset Allocation & Bond Mutual Funds Date: 2/4/2011 9:18 AM
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With all the above on the table it would be possible to selectively buy corporate debt in any or alll of the industries you are looking at and that may be the answer you are looking for.

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Right, excuse me. This is the bond board after all.

No matter; skill at selecting corporate bonds would be analogous to the same level of competence at selecting equities.

There's still the problem of a likely rising interest rate environment, both real, and/or nominal due to inflation.

You could buy the best bond in the world and if interest rates rise you're still going to have a capital loss, unless it's some kind of a turnaround situation, but that requires an unusual degree of skill.
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