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Is Investing in Bonds Risky?

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from Higher Returns from Safe Investments: Using Bonds, Stocks, and Options to Generate Lifetime Income (9780137003358)by Marvin Appel. Available in print and digital formats.

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How to accurately evaluate the risks associated with bond investing.

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Although the public considers bonds to be safe--and for the most part this reputation has been justified--in 2008 and early 2009, some areas of the bond markets experienced unprecedented losses. Your goal is to avoid the potential minefield that is today’s bond market. Drawdown is a visually intuitive way to measure risk. A drawdown is....