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But please answer my question: how many bonds would YOU need to have a reasonably diversified bond portfolio?

Bad question. Very bad question, for its emphasis on quantity rather than quality. The simplistic idea that some magic number like 13 or 20 or 40 creates diversification is laughable. You need to do some very basic reading.

Do I run "a reasonably diversified bond portfolio"? Yes, I do. Thank you for asking.

Could I explain why I make that claim? Yes I could. Thank you for asking.

Will I do so? No. Work out an answer for yourself.

Have a nice day.
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