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Tweaking Treasury Holdings Without Betting The House

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 8:18 AM
From the Wall Street Journal
The case for a Treasury bubble seems so clear that investors might be tempted to dump everything and seek higher yields in riskier bonds or even change their, say, 60/40 mix of stocks and bonds to 100/zilch.

They should reconsider. Treasurys do more for investors than provide a dribble of income—they also provide a safe haven when trouble strikes and other assets tumble. A safer approach is to boost yield a little bit without taking gobs of extra risk.

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