Bond-market losses may hit 40% – Retirees most vulnerable

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5-1“The typical investor today has never experienced a sustained rising-rate environment and they are emotionally and historically unprepared for what happens when interest rates go up 3% or 5%,” 

Millions of Americans “are engaging in a variety of risky behaviors, often without knowing what they’re doing. They’re setting themselves up to lose a lot of money over the next several years, perhaps as much as they lost in 2008 in stocks.”

Many investors, especially retirees, could suffer 2008-style losses — this time in “safe” bonds.
 
 
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