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Tax-loss selling in bond funds

  • Making a tough 2013 even worse for bond funds is tax-loss selling. "There's not a whole lot of other losses out there," explains Tim Courtney, taking note of the approximate 25% gain the broad stock market.
  • "Every year we see investors running from bad performance when they set their new asset allocations," says S&P CapitalIQ's  Todd Rosenbluth. "Investors want their money to work for them, and bond funds certainly haven't been delivering like they used to."
  • Previous: Investors are cutting fixed income allocations and upping equity at what may be exactly the wrong time.
  • Broad fixed-income ETFs: AGG, BOND, BND, BSV, BIV, BLV, SCHZ, LAG, SAGG, ILTB, ISTB, GBF, GVI, FWDB, MINC, GIY
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