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Okay, the timing on the bond & equity purchases in prior post was [very] bad....Jan. 2000 would've been a good time to make some bond purchases. I guess the reason I've never bought one of these is that the rate of return gets diluted on the portfolio in the long run in terms of total return. And the hedge may be so good that one effectively 'flat-lines' their portfolio NAV.

Clearly I'll have to put forth much more thought into a strategy as such before pursuing....
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