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dewster
Maryland Fan
Tennessee
Member since Aug 2006
8960 posts

re: No love for bonds?


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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BennyAndTheInkJets
Arkansas Fan
NYC
Member since Nov 2010
3795 posts

re: No love for bonds?


Yep





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Janky
LSU Fan
Team Primo
Member since Jun 2011
7047 posts

re: No love for bonds?


quote:

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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foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
29509 posts

re: No love for bonds?


quote:

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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matthew25
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Jun 2012
3359 posts

re: No love for bonds?


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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Janky
LSU Fan
Team Primo
Member since Jun 2011
7047 posts

re: No love for bonds?


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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dewster
Maryland Fan
Tennessee
Member since Aug 2006
8960 posts

re: No love for bonds?


quote:

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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Teddy Ruxpin
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2006
17974 posts

re: No love for bonds?


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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Janky
LSU Fan
Team Primo
Member since Jun 2011
7047 posts

re: No love for bonds?


We sold all BND, IEI, etc.....we still own VWINX and will probably continue to own it.





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