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Rus when I said 3% rise, I meant the 2 year bond going from 2% to 5%. As you undoubtedly know interest rates have generally being going down since 1980. Last time I checked no one was predicting negative interest rates, but the carry trade sort gets there.

I know the returns are bad, but CDs will return your principle. Bond mutual funds that do not keep all bonds to maturity will loose principle as they sell in a rising bond rate environment.

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