US bonds can rewrite history. This has not happened in the market in 250 years

Ten-year US government bonds may see their third consecutive annual price decline this year. As strategists at Bank of America point out, this is something that has never happened in the roughly 250-year history of the United States. Bunds fell 3.9% in 2021, are down roughly 17% in 2022, and have written down less than a percent so far this year.

U.S. bond prices have fallen significantly due to rising interest rates. However, strategist Michael Hartnett points out that even for US equities, the current decade has not been downright bombastic compared to the previous decade. While the indices are rising, the expansion is being driven by a relatively small group of mainly technology titles. "The reality is that global equity growth, in terms of its breadth, is the most buoyant almost since the beginning of the millennium," says Hartnett.

Even with uncertainty over the sustainability of current levels of the major U.S. stock indexes and the prospect of an early end to the Fed's interest rate hike cycle, however, bonds are not dragging. According to recent weekly data from Bank of America, $10.3 billion flowed into US equities, while only $1.7 billion flowed into bonds.

I've been thinking a lot about bonds for the last month, but in the end I stuck with stocks

For me, that's "reasonable" :) I'm staying with them too and will be for a while..

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For now, I'm focusing on stocks I want to hold for several years to decades. Of course, when I'm older, I might buy some bonds. Of course, for now I'm buying stocks since I can still take risks :D.

I'll only write off one! :-D

I'm sorry, I think my Wifi was acting up :D

For now, I'm focusing on stocks I want to hold for several years to decades. Of course, when I'm older, I might buy some bonds. Of course, for now I'm buying stocks since I can still take risks :D.

I'm older and also only go in stocks :-D

That's great :D. If I have to buy any more bonds, it will be when I am 50-60 years old.

I'm older and also only go in stocks :-D

I'll also be writing off just one :DD

I've thought about them too, but it's a bit too conservative an investment for me, though I think the time might be right.

I also think it's a "waste of money"... so I'm betting on my long investment horizon...

Agreed. It wouldn't be a shame if I wanted a more secure, conservative portfolio over the next x decades, but at the moment it wants to grow! :)

If I compare the risk versus the potential gain, short-term bonds are the best at the moment.

I agree - Warren Buffett knows what he's doing.

He's probably one of the few people who really knows what he's doing :)

The percentage can still be made up, but it doesn't look like much...I thought about buying, but in the end I won't go for anything. You got anything?

I don't, I'm still betting on stocks and buying them for like 10 years... :)

That's the right approach. That's the way I do it.