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Why Are Gilt Funds Down? That, and Fixed Income Portfolio Changes.


Gilt fund (and most bond fund) returns have fallen dramatically in the last few days. Nippon's Gilt fund shows a negative return on a three month basis:

Why is this? And what to do? And how dare a government bond based mutual fund fall in price? I mean, the horror. First, Mutual Funds are Risky. Just because a fund invests in government bonds only, as gilt funds do, doesn't translate to: The price will rise every day. Prices will fluctuate according . . .

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