Post: Fund duration: time to furl the mainsail?

Fund duration: time to furl the mainsail?

We've just had a bloodbath in the UK gilt market. Over the space of three months gilt yields tripled. When the yield goes up the price of the bonds goes down so you would have lost money on the gilts in your portfolio. We think that yield rise is going to continue. We also think you should protect yourself by reducing the duration of your bonds. To see what we mean by duration and to see how to check the duration of your portfolio read on...

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