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Subject:  bonds vs. bond funds Date:  9/15/2009  11:19 AM
Author:  banjojim Number:  15683 of 22253

Just up-graded my status from unemployed to retired. So far, so good. I need to re-allocate assets and want a large percentage of fixed incomes. The appeal of bonds is par value at maturity. The appeal of funds is I may be lazy, but a bond fund acts like a stock fund and there is no point at which the fund matures. Is this a meaningful difference? Any thoughts appreciated.
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