Should Erratic Rates Scare You Away From Bonds?

After taking a terrible pounding over the past several months, bond investors are understandably hesitant to venture into still-turbulent waters. Most economists feel the water is relatively safe: Inflation seems tamed for now, and the Fed is unlikely to further ratchet up rates any time soon. But a vociferous minority, particularly in the financial community, thinks that the respite will, at best, be brief.

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