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Near-Zero Interest Rates Challenge Old Bond Portfolio Rules

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 2:32 PM
From US News
With the Federal Reserve publicly committed to keeping short-term interest rates near zero until the end of 2014, investment advisers are scrambling to find sources of retirement income for older clients. In the process, some long-held views about the appropriate types of bonds in retirement portfolios are being challenged.

Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Friday, February 17, 2012 - 6:30 PM
As years roll by with this near zero rate policy, the formerly conservative investors will find themselves edging further out on the risk limb. Hopefully that limb doesn't break-off while one is too far out.
ShorebreakShorebreak2,670 posts since
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