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EC Why Buy Bonds?
If bonds are downgraded, or default, the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the fund would drop and could take years to recover.
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E Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?
Bond funds have grown dramatically since the 2008 bank bailout. Yield-starved investors looked to them for income. Bond funds promote safety, yield and growth. But investors need to be educated about the risks involved.
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The Bond Fund Risks Your Broker Won’t Tell You
Historically, funds holding investment-grade bonds have been considered a safe investment. Lending money to hundreds of well-known companies had little chance of major default and provided interest income.
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What In The World Is Going On?
There are some dark clouds hanging over Europe’s head. Especially the never-ending Brexit issue.
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Surprise! Surprise! American Car Payment Delinquencies Set Record
Former Fed Chairs, Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke took great credit for steering the world recovery from the great recession. When something good happens, it’s a result of their masterful strategic planning.
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Don’t Get Caught In The Fed Trap Again
Since the 2016 election, the Fed raised rates 8 times. In January 2019 they held rates, but continue to sell off mortgages and treasuries. It appears the Fed is starting a U-Turn and we could soon see more QE.
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Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?
21 days ago

Hi Alexis,

You ask a good question. I just realized something. I had a box in the article explaining a closed end fund and it did not get published.

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A closed-end bond fund has a manager who is paid a fee to oversee the investments.

Unlike a mutual fund that will redeem your shares, closed end funds trade like stocks. When you buy or sell, your broker facilitates a trade with another investor.

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A closed end fund has a fixed number of shares. It trades like a stock as the manager is buying and selling bonds all the time and determining the dividend payout.

Hope this helps,

Dennis Miller

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Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?
22 days ago

Hi Susan,

Thank you for taking the time to write, we appreciate that.

Best regards,

Dennis

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Dennis Miller Commented on Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?:

Hi Alexis,

You ask a good question. I just realized something. I had a box in the article explaining a closed end fund and it did not get published.

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Dennis Miller Commented on Closed-End Bond Funds, Friend Or Foe?:

Hi Susan,

Thank you for taking the time to write, we appreciate that.

Best regards,

Dennis

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