RealMoney Radio Mailbag: Bond Fund Fundamentals

With bond funds, the expense ratio is key, says Cramer.
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Jim, what do you look for in bond funds?-- Victor from Las Vegas

Jim Cramer

: Generally speaking, I like bond funds with solid long-term performance records and low expense ratios. With bond funds, the expense ratio is key because they eat into returns very quickly.

How do you deal with losing trades from a psychological standpoint?-- David from Arizona

Jim Cramer

: The best way to deal with a losing trade is to understand what went wrong and try to learn from it. The more you learn about your losers, the less likely you'll repeat the same mistakes in the future.

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