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  • Aired: 08/02/2012
  • 56:46
  • Rating: NR
Over the last 12 years, bonds have significantly outperformed stocks, due in no small part to the financial crisis we’ve experienced. But with a 10-year Treasury Bond now yielding a mere 1.5%, why do people keep buying individual bonds and bond funds? Is it because most individual investors want a return OF their money more than a return ON their money? Or have stocks just become passé?
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