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    I understand that the F Fund is invested in Barclays U.S. Debt Index Fund, which tracks the Lehman Bros. US Aggregate Index. Since this is an index fund, it is not actively managed. Am I correct in assuming that given these facts, the bonds held are not adjusted with respect to maturities? For example, in times of rising rates, bonds with longer maturities are not replaced with shorter maturities. Thanks...


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    Default Re: "F" Fund Basics

    I think your question is a little to hard for the "F" fund gurus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyartie View Post
    I understand that the F Fund is invested in Barclays U.S. Debt Index Fund, which tracks the Lehman Bros. US Aggregate Index. Since this is an index fund, it is not actively managed. Am I correct in assuming that given these facts, the bonds held are not adjusted with respect to maturities? For example, in times of rising rates, bonds with longer maturities are not replaced with shorter maturities. Thanks...
    That's correct.

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    Alrighty then....Just spinnin the brain cells here and wondering, which may not be good. LOL

    What market indicators does one look at for the F fund in order to get somekind of indication of where it may go?

    Thanks for any info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
    Alrighty then....Just spinnin the brain cells here and wondering, which may not be good. LOL

    What market indicators does one look at for the F fund in order to get somekind of indication of where it may go?

    Thanks for any info.
    $TNX is a good one for the 10yr yield, but I look at all of them. www.cnnmoney.com has a bonds page that gets updated every 5 minutes. Look under market data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 350zCommTech View Post
    $TNX is a good one for the 10yr yield, but I look at all of them. www.cnnmoney.com has a bonds page that gets updated every 5 minutes. Look under market data.
    Thanks 350z.......The 5 minute updates are interesting. So this leads me to another question tied into all this. LOL

    Lets see if I can ask this without confusing myself and you.

    Y'all look at the OSM to see what they are doing and it seems to give an indication of what the I Fund will do here the next day. Can one do the same thing with the F Fund by looking lets say at these 5 minute updates?

    The F Fund went down a bit today. All those 5 minute updates are still in the red as of now, which corresponds to what happened today. How would you gather info from just those in order to maybe wanting to do an IFT into the F Fund for the next day?

    What I am getting at here is, can you somewhat do the same thing with these 5 minute updates as you can with looking at the OSM for the I Fund?

    Would something tell me before noon possibly with these updates that could lead me in a decision of seeing the F Fund go up or down for the next day?

    Hope I didn't confuse you here. LOL

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    Good article on Bonds and the Housing Market!!

    Can't the Fed help clean up the housing mess?

    And why do bond prices go down when interest rates go up?

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    Default Re: "F" Fund Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    And why do bond prices go down when interest rates go up?
    Is it due to teeter totter syndrome?


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    I think so?
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    Default Re: "F" Fund Basics

    It's almost as confusing as when the yen goes from 118 to 116 and they say it is up.

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    Default Re: "F" Fund Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    Good article on Bonds and the Housing Market!!

    Can't the Fed help clean up the housing mess?


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17541526/
    Nope. The damage is already done when it comes to the sub-prime fiasco. The damage was locked in when the loans were made. There is nothing anyone can do at this point to un-do what will become, over the next year, a cascade of failures related to so many mortgages turning into foreclosures.

    Free money- interest only home loans. Not a no thing at all. Once before, there was a large number of variations in the way people financed home loans...

    This is eerily reminicint of 1929....

    Take a look at the comparisons on this website:
    http://www.illuminati-news.com/great-depression.htm

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