Indeed, AOK tends to be less volatile than IEF, as the equities in AOK can
There is a third alternative, of course. You can recognize that there are always other fish in the sea, so to speak. Great opportunities always emerge; one doesn't have to be married to any asset or asset type.
In other words, do you really have to tell yourself, "I will buy Apple (AAPL) when it falls to XXX." Instead, you can think in terms of something entirely different for achieving your goals.The reason that it's critical to keep the third possibility in mind is because it's possible that U.S. Treasuries have already seen their best days. Even if I think there's a little more juice left in the tank for the long end of the bond curve, that doesn't make it so. Similarly, I might believe Apple is destined for 850, but there's nothing to say that it couldn't drop to 300. Don't marry your investments. Have an
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