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Bonds Need a Break

The bond market has been hot as a pistol lately. Since peaking in late June, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note has plummeted almost 70 basis points, to 4.55% at last night’s close. Meanwhile, the share price of our highly leveraged zero coupon bond fund, American Century Target Maturities 2025, has surged 13%.

March 2006 Issue & Supplement

In this month’s visit, I’ll show you what kinds of stocks and funds are worth a bite. Hint: The safest investments today, with the best upside potential in an erratic market, are those that return large amounts of cash to you in short order. The cash may take various forms (a plump dividend, for example, or a large stock buyback). But if you’re serious about building wealth in 2006, your motto should be: “Let me see the money now.”