Today's bond yields are 'financial repression,' according to Vanguard
The head of Vanguard's Taxable Bond Group, wants tomake sure that bond investors are prepared for small to negative returns in the future.
By Janet Levaux|September 10, 2012 at 07:52 AM
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Everyone knows U.S. interest rates are low and below historical long-term averages.
But one Vanguard expert says that—keeping in mind the double-digit rates of the ‘70s and early-‘80s, it’s “somewhat astonishing that the yields on a broadly diversified basket of high-quality bonds (whether Treasury, corporate, or municipal securities) are often now below 2 percent or 3 percent.
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