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Chart of the Week: YTD Bond Returns - The Perils of Prediction

Chart of the Week: YTD Bond Returns - The Perils of Prediction

Rarely is our attention captured by a short term chart, however, in the following from Bloomberg it illustrates the significant appreciation in long term Treasury bonds since the beginning of the year. Not only was this unanticipated, but the opposite was the prediction from most experts. Validity of predictions aside, it does beg the question what should be done with positions that are long on bonds? Listen to the following discussion and hear what Pilot's Portfolio Manager, Nick Fisher, has to say.