A lot of the time, investors view each of their investments in isolation. They focus on how this fund or that fund did. But this is a fundamentally wrong headed approach. Just like your investment portfolio only really matters – and can only be evaluated – in the context of your overall retirement plan, you need to look at the different pieces of your investment portfolio in the context of your overall portfolio.

But that said, we can talk about the roles that different types of investments play within your overall portfolio (and plan). Bonds are often thought of as the boring part of your portfolio. And that is exactly right – and also why bonds are both so powerful and versatile (and interesting). Because we know what the cash flows from a bond are going to be, we have a decent understanding of what they will do in the

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