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I'm curious whether you saw/read the following article? And if you generally agree with it?

Bond convexity basically means that the sensitivity of a bond to interest rate changes is not constant. It’s also not linearly related to rates. In fact, it accelerates as rates drop, and the amount of acceleration depends on how much time is left on the bond.

The writer said the key takeaway is:

Because of convexity, bonds have way more income potential at very low or even negative rates than most people realize.

I thought it was a good write up although I'm not sure his key takeaway was the same as mine.

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