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  • staggk staggk Oct 15, 2012 4:43 PM Flag

    BOND or AGG

    I've read the write and pitch from PIMCO; but I am comfortable with the aggregate theme of AGG. Can someone please tell me in layman's term why BOND is better? I see the chart... is up up and away compared to AGG, but other than that, I am new to bond investing. Just want a better understanding. Is AGG still good?

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    • I would think that AGG would be more likely compared to BND. AGG has a slightly better performance but the charts look the same. The yield is lower on AGG but BND has an expense of .10 compared to .08 with AGG.
      BOND is "actively managed" (yes, it's still in the ETN/ETF category) by a VERY well regarded bond investor. While it is still a benchmarked fund he is still able to move assets around as the investing climate changes, hence more muni's lately. That's it simply put.

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