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  • ready42011 ready42011 Jun 28, 2011 8:51 AM Flag

    Bond Play for a 401K?

    Stuck with very limited choices in my companies 401k, it has been stuck in cash for several months..... I wont go long stocks, but wondering about a bond play like vbmfx, if the wheels come off of this thing alot of pundits say bonds will initially be the place to be....

    What I have available is VBMFX or stay cash? Wondering if its potentially good for a couple of percent

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    • I've had VBMFX in my 401-k since I started it in January 1995.

      Initially I had only 10% in it, but in 2006 as I starting mulling an early semi-retirement
      I upped it to 30% & have been very happy with the results.

      FYI: The wheels are already off this thing. Real unemployment is around 20%
      Less than half of filers are paying federal income taxes, 2/3 are on some kind of
      government assistance, & there is a glut of homes 4 sale, but no buyers even with
      mortgage rates at their lowest level in history.

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