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December 23rd, 2015 | Yahoo Finance

Gregg S. Fisher discusses portfolio role of bonds in Yahoo! Finance interview

With interest rates finally on the rise and recent turmoil in the junk bond market, fixed income investing is on many investors’ minds. CIO Gregg S. Fisher appeared in a video interview on Yahoo! Finance encouraging investors to go “back to basics” in thinking about the role bonds should play in a diversified portfolio. In “Bonds are boring, but should you own them?” Gregg suggests bonds should serve to dampen overall portfolio risk and not be viewed as a return enhancer. He recommends shorter-term, higher-quality issues for this role, adding, “The return per unit of risk on units of risky bonds versus safe bonds over long periods of time is not worthwhile…You’re better off in equities.”

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