It is now accepted wisdom on Wall Street that the great bond rally of the past 30 years is over and that we have entered a new era of higher interest rates. Not so fast says this week’s Great Investor guest, Robert Kessler. He points out we have had many false alarms about economic growth and central bank tightening over the last 6 years only to see interest rates retreat again. Kessler has correctly defended the value of U.S. Treasuries in particular against Wall Street naysayers for more than a decade. So before you follow the stampede out of bonds you might want to listen to his defense of bonds.
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Review your bond positions – make sure they meet your income and diversification goals
Bonds provide: – Diversification – Income – Stability over time U.S. Treasuries provide: – Liquidity – Guaranteed income – Guaranteed return of principal at maturity – A non-correlated asset
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