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Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Inv Message Board

  • stormfront2020 stormfront2020 Jul 21, 2010 9:48 PM Flag

    I Have To Laugh Everytime..........

    I see some over educated idiot like kudlow on CNBC saying bonds are a horrible place to be.
    This has been going on for 3 years now!

    They tell us "the economy is great & the fed will be raising rates any day now"

    BOLOGNA!!

    This fund just keep marching along

    A wise man once told me that the bond market "loves bad news"

    Guess what, he was right, & and we will have nothing but bad news until we get rid of this
    totally corrupt 2 party system.

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    • Yes, the bond market does like "bad news" because bad news oftentimes means lower interest rates. Bond values move in the opposite direction of rates. Lower rates, higher bond values. This is what HAS happened. Status quo = all is good for the most part, but once rates go up...??? Problem with bond funds is that, compared to individual bonds, they don't mature at par! I wouldn't want to initiate a position in this fund right now.
      How much of this fund's total return is made up of capital gains (as a result of declining interest rates) compared to the income that is earned on its underlying holdings?

 
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