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Bond funds make bad markets easier to take.

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This story appears in the October 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you thought bond funds and fixed-income investing were just for old fogies, think again. In tumultuous markets, there's nothing sweeter than their plus-side returns.

Bond funds go in and out of favor. When the stock market is in the tank, their positive returns can balance out the market's negative ones. But when equities are soaring, bonds are too boring for most to consider.

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