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Investors may never recover … losses from bond funds?

Source: In a rising interest rate world, ... own bonds or bond funds?, by Gail Bebee, 2013 Jul 2 Managing a bond portfolio takes work and is not feasible for smaller accounts. Consequently, many ...
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How to determine the final value of a U.S. Savings Bond at maturity?

Is it possible to determine the "final" value of a U.S. Savings Bond on its maturity date? The interest rate is fixed, the compounding periods are known (semi-annually for EE bonds), and the term is ...
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Questions about government bonds that have already matured

I have a family member that holds some bonds issued on real paper (like from trees). I have a few questions about mature bonds: Does a person have an indefinite period of time to cash them in? ...
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Are long-term bonds risky assets?

I think bonds are debt/loan and fixed-income, so they are risk-free, both short term and long term. But it seems like Bodie's Investment thinks long-term bonds are risky: For example, assume that ...
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Does the market-value of a bond matter after purchase if waiting until “maturity”?

If I'm buying bonds at a certain value, and later on the market value drops (the company or country is in trouble, for example), but I still believe they would be able to pay – do I have ...
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Are short-term bond funds subject to the same risk as long-term bond funds?

So much in the news about inflation, and interest appreciation dooming long-term bond funds. Are short-term bond funds affected by the same risk? Does this make investing a portion of your portfolio ...