This is because the value of bond funds can drop due to rising interest rates, while bonds themselves will tend towards par value as they approach maturity.They briefly discuss the advantages of using a software program to construct an efficient bond ladder. Treasuries are to be utilized in the investment portfolio, the reader is warned that a lot of additional learning would be required to intelligently make the selections.This is a calculation that shows the minimum yearly portfolio size (both pre- and post-retirement) based on the assumed equity, bond and cash returns as well as the average anticipated living expenses, taxes and inflation.
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As long as the actual portfolio lies above the critical path in the plot, the investor is "safe", i.e.
making good progress towards their retirement goals.
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