Climbing the Ladder: How to Manage Risk in Your Bond Portfolio

by Steven Bohlin

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The stock market crash of October 1987 was highly dramatized in the media. But during that year, more money was lost in long-term bonds and bond funds than in stocks.

Interest rates fluctuated widely throughout the year, then rose dramatically by the end of that year. This caused the bond market to lose significant value.

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Steven Zheutlin from Florida posted 7 months ago:

clear illustration, verbally and visually, of the thesis: bond laddering, properly executed as shown, is a good strategy for fixed-income sleeve of balanced portfolio


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