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You'd sort of hope that a shop with a reputation like Fidelity would be able to admit the obvious truth: There is no case at all for bonds these days.
Theoretically there may be exceptions, but with millions of investors reaching for yield you have to be smarter than the rest of the world to spot 'em: probably not gonna happen.
And bond funds will all be worse.

Cash or stock or private businesses.

In fairness, aren't directly purchased iBonds better than cash? Even a regular TIP, bought on the market with a negative nominal yield, can be better than cash if inflation rises enough.

Disclosure, I don't have any.

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