Sorry, fully admit my knowledge of bonds is minimal (I own none, 20+ year horizon)watchnerd wrote: ↑Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:47 amI don't know what you mean when you say 'no-lose'.
Long Treasury funds can be incredibly volatile, having swings of +/- 20-30% during extreme markets.
I assume long treasury funds have an inverse relation to markets (down when stocks up, up when stocks down?)
Is this essentially their appeal? Diversification + downturn protection?
Are there conditions (economic, political, etc.) where markets and treasuries would rise/fall together?