No love for bonds?
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re: No love for bonds?
Posted by dewster on 2/5 at 11:38 am to matthew25
Wonder if I should get out of VWINX.

I've been trying to decide on a good alternative to that fund. I'm pretty heavy in there now.


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Posted by BennyAndTheInkJets on 2/5 at 2:01 pm to matthew25
Yep


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Posted by Janky on 2/5 at 2:05 pm to BennyAndTheInkJets
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Yep


Who cares. What does PIMCO know about bonds anyway. All they have is Bill Gross and he is no Jim Cramer.



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Posted by foshizzle on 2/5 at 2:16 pm to matthew25
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Can someone explain why bond funds have no future and are now a "risky" investment?


Totally depends on the kind of bond. Long-term bonds are paying relatively well compared with other kinds of bonds, but they are perceived as being quite risky since rates can only go so low.



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Posted by matthew25 on 2/5 at 11:40 pm to foshizzle
VWINX (Wellesley) is 60% bonds/40% stocks and is up 1.6% so far this year.

Maybe I should be looking at balanced funds.



edit: To Dewster


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Posted by Janky on 2/6 at 6:56 am to matthew25
We own a lot of balanced funds. If you are going to go that route I suggest you look at GLRIX as a wingman to VWINX. HBLIX is also has a decent one.


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Posted by dewster on 2/6 at 2:17 pm to matthew25
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VWINX (Wellesley) is 60% bonds/40% stocks and is up 1.6% so far this year.

Maybe I should be looking at balanced funds.


It's been pretty good to me since I got into it 15 months ago.

I'm not sure if I have a reason to be worried or not.


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Posted by Teddy Ruxpin on 2/6 at 4:47 pm to dewster
I am admittedly not bright on bonds. I have a just a little bit of BND and that is it.

I need to read something that breaks them down in simple terms and then I can handle the complicated issues after that since finance is something I enjoy reading about. Just need to get the feet wet.



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Posted by Janky on 2/6 at 5:09 pm to Teddy Ruxpin
We sold all BND, IEI, etc.....we still own VWINX and will probably continue to own it.


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