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Subject:  Re: Community Question Date:  9/25/2013  9:21 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  73316 of 100168

I have little appetite for holding any bonds in this environment of rising interest rates.

Holding bonds to maturity is still acceptable. Especially if you bought them some time ago. Of course you probably had opportunities to sell them at nice gains some time ago if they were not called.

Buying new bonds with interest rates so low is the hard part. But some do buy dividend paying stocks with the idea that dividend offers a measure of security.

Investing will be easier when times return to normal (one of these days we hope) but the wide deviations from the norm make for all sorts of temporary adjustments.
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