Bonds can improve portfolio stability

Andrew Allentuck was kind enough to quote me in his November, 2014, piece Bonds can improve portfolio stability:

Still, care should be taken not to err too far on the side of safety. “When you compare a 10-year – and longer – Government of Canada bond with a high, investment-grade corporate bond of similar term, you can see a spread of 150 bps,” says James Hymas, president of Hymas Investment Management Inc. in Toronto. “The spread on yield is not all compensation for risk. Only 20 bps to 30 bps covers the credit risk. The rest is liquidity, and most retail investors give up too much yield to get the liquidity.”

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