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      09-29-2021, 06:31 AM   #39
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And if equities aren't your thing, in the late 70s you could have invested in government bonds to the tune of 8ish percent.

6% inflation? Who gives a rip? Investors in the 1970s had good avenues to invest their money.

Your timing on fixed-rate bonds had to be good and you had to hold to maturity to avoid negative real returns. Ill have to look but Id bet bank stocks did better with rising lending margins. Bonds held to maturity were a better investment once interest rates began to fall, if sold before maturity. There might be some bond funds that use appropriate strategies for these scenarios.
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