How To Navigate A Fixed-Income Bear Market

Despite the recent brush with default, the credit risk of U.S. Treasury securities is extremely low, but be aware that Treasuries are not void of volatility.

The chart below shows the max drawdowns for a variety of fixed income indices during 2013.  Maximum drawdown is calculated as the percentage loss that an index or investment incurs from its peak net asset value to its lowest value.  The right column details the 3-year annualized performance for each index.

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