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by Leona O' Brien
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: I have a bond ladder and the terms are below
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: I have a bond ladder and the terms are below

I set up my 18 year ladder of zero coupon insured in-state municipal bonds back in the GFC when they each had yields of 5.5 to 6.5%. It's taken a decade for the first maturities (2023-2042 and a few even longer) to approach, which has worked fine for my retirement plan. With a short set of U.S. Trea...
by Leona O' Brien
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: the qualify of bonds during a crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

the qualify of bonds during a crisis

Interestingly the bond market, especially high yield is getting destroyed during this Coronavirus pandemic. Now you can see the difference in behavior between AAA vs BBB vs B bonds. The lower bonds are getting crushed. They also did during the 2008 financial crisis. The problem with the virus and re...