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Are Your Bonds Doing Their Job for Your Nest Egg?

Now that the dust has settled on the fourth-quarter 2018 market mayhem, it's time for fixed-income investors to review the instant replay. Did your core bond funds hold their ground, or even advance a little, as stocks stumbled? Or did they retreat, leaving you with red ink in every part of your portfolio?

If your answer is the former, you're likely on the right track with your

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