SHY… and Now for the Most Boring Post of the Year

I’ve added to my position in SHY, a short-term Treasury bond fund that I use as a ‘cash equivalent’ and find to be an excellent portfolio balancer, among others. I was thinking about the inflation protected TIP fund, but then viewed how it got decimated in Q4 2008 and decided to go with more SHY. Sure, it goes down a bit when people get concerned about inflation and interest rates rise, but it turns over a dividend every month and adjusts quickly, unlike for example the long-bond fund TLT.

I think SHY has been knocked down enough for now.


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