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How to know if your bond fund is worth the money

Mark Hulbert
How to know if your bond fund is worth the money

Beating the bond market is far more a matter of luck than skill. It’s difficult to square that notion with the widely varying percentages of bond mutual fund managers who beat their benchmarks from year to year. Since almost all actively managed bond funds are hedged, even if only slightly, they stand to outperform their benchmarks whenever interest rates rise and bond prices fall.