TLT vas BND

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Almond
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TLT vas BND

Post by Almond » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:24 am

Hello,


I know past performance does not guarantee future returns. I am trying to understand why you would buy a fund such as BND vs treasuries such as TLT. [url][https://www.portfoliovisualizer.com/bac ... 4_3=60/url]


Also can someone explain in simple terms how treasuries work? If interest rates go up or down. I think I understand if there is inflation you want to be holding short term treasuries. What about deflation? Is there one fund you can buy that does all that or do you have to buy several?

sorry if my question is simple, but I am having a hard time understanding how bonds or treasuries work in various environments.

Thank you

Silk McCue
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Re: TLT vas BND

Post by Silk McCue » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:41 am

We have a Wiki that will greatly increase your knowledge. Please take time to read it.

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Bond_basics

Cheers

snailderby
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Re: TLT vas BND

Post by snailderby » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:44 am

1. Here's another thread asking about using TLT vs. BND: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=296135&p=4862377.

2. On whether to use long- or intermediate-term bonds, see:

viewtopic.php?t=2409
viewtopic.php?t=260386
viewtopic.php?t=265834
viewtopic.php?t=287627

3. On whether to use a total bond market fund or just treasuries, see:

viewtopic.php?t=255320
viewtopic.php?t=237084

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Wiggums
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Re: TLT vas BND

Post by Wiggums » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:49 pm

TLT = iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond

BND = Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

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