Re: Yield and YTD return
1.4% expense ratio on a bond fund is outrageous. If you decide to stick with long govt bonds, at least find a cheaper fund. Vanguard offers cheaper funds, and there is an exchange-traded long govt bond fund (TLT) that is a lot cheaper than that.
Personally, I don't think long bonds are a real great place to be right now. I'd probably stick with medium term or something like the Lehman Aggregate bond index. Either that, or go find a high yielding CD. Looks like you can get CDs yielding 5% or better with terms of a couple of years.
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