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Carrick: Hold on to your bonds, for now

The ups and downs of the Canadian and U.S. economies this year offer some intelligence for investors wondering what to do about bonds.

Frankly, you should find the right allocation of bonds for your age, goals and risk tolerance and leave it at that. However, investor behaviour in the past year shows there are many people who are keen to time their moves in and out of bonds to miss what they imagine will be the first bear market for bonds in recent memory.