Talk:Individual bonds vs a bond fund

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Style questions

The introduction to the article contains links to subsequent sections of the article. I don't recall seeing this pre-linking style in other wiki articles. Does the importance of the pre-links override the importance of wiki style consistency?

Second observation/question. There doesn't appear to be many internal links to other wiki articles. Are there opportunities here? --Peculiar Investor 13:09, 9 February 2014 (CST)

This article was the result of some highly contentious disagreements to the point that we created an interim page Redo page. What you see here is the result. The pre-linking style may have evolved from this path.
There seems to be a sufficient amount of internal links. I don't see what more could be added. --LadyGeek 19:45, 9 February 2014 (CST)
I'm a newcomer to the article and the discussion. I've found a few spots to add internal links, so I was bold. There are no links to Bond basics which seems like an obvious one. I suspect if one reads the article from a newcomer's perspective, there are others. I found the article very technical and after reading it I'm not sure whether a newcomer would be able to decide on individual bonds or a bond fund. --Peculiar Investor 22:39, 9 February 2014 (CST)

Reader feedback: The last White Paper on Taxa... posted this comment on 10 June 2014 (view all feedback).

The last White Paper on Taxable Bond Investing: Bond Funds or Individual Bonds? is not available. Please recheck that link. Thank you.

I fixed the link, thanks. LadyGeek 18:47, 10 June 2014 (CDT)

Reader feedback: TARGET MATURITY BOND FUNDS V... posted this comment on 23 July 2017 (view all feedback).


As noted in Methods of achieving declining vs. constant duration:

A target-date bond fund. These are rare funds and tend to have very high expense ratios. We will therefore not consider them further.

Target-date (maturity) bond funds are not appropriate as a comparison. LadyGeek 20:19, 23 July 2017 (EDT)