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Re: Holding on bonds. You agree?

One area this decline in NAV of bond funds has raised for me is its impact on income. As the original post states many use these funds for income as well as a balance against stocks in their AA. If the NAV drops from 1M to 500K does the income derived drop as well? I admit to being a bit confused a...
by alltheway
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Holding onto bonds. You agree?
Replies: 31
Views: 3554

Re: Muni Bond ETFs are breaking

Well, as a retired novice, I sure hope I'm doing the correct thing. :confused In 2008, I "stayed the course" and eventually things went back up to an even higher level than the point from where it dropped from ..... I'm doing the same thing this time because I don't need to touch any of my...
by alltheway
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Muni Bond ETFs are breaking
Replies: 75
Views: 5392

Re: Bond Funds Tanking

Question from a retired person : In light of this present 'upheaval' ..... If in a Tax-Free Bond Fund, and you presently DO NOT need any of your principal ..... And, you are solely looking for the approx. 3.5% monthly return the fund offers ..... How bad can it be to just ride out the current drop ...
by alltheway
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bond Funds Tanking
Replies: 99
Views: 7984

Re: Bond Funds Tanking

Question from a retired person : In light of this present 'upheaval' ..... If in a Tax-Free Bond Fund, and you presently DO NOT need any of your principal ..... And, you are solely looking for the approx. 3.5% monthly return the fund offers ..... How bad can it be to just ride out the current drop i...
by alltheway
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bond Funds Tanking
Replies: 99
Views: 7984

Re: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?

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by alltheway
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2652

Re: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?

Thank you all so much for your helpful comments. I'll probably just ride this out (as I have done for years) and not get panicked by the news stories that I read. Excellent information here on this website !! I looked up some of the issues that you guys have posted; unless I am totally off base on t...
by alltheway
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2652

Re: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?

Well .... I do have a contingency 'housing plan' if anything really went downhill .... I have two now single (with no dependents) siblings who said I could reside with them, if it were ever needed. So, that's one large living expense off the table. Yes, I am adverse to risk. Regarding possibility of...
by alltheway
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:14 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2652

Re: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?

Thanks for the welcome.
The fund: PRNYX
by alltheway
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2652

Is This A Plan For Disaster ?

:oops: I am a total finance novice. Age 69 .... Have only myself to support. With my monthly S/S plus my tax-free interest (only other source of income) from a single-state tax free municipal bond fund (been in this same fund for 20 years). I have zero money problems; no debt whatsoever. All I am lo...
by alltheway
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Is This A Plan For Disaster ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2652

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