Last year, when stocks lost money, bonds were up. It’s the magic of counterbalancing.
As you can see in the chart below. In 14 of the 15 years that the S&P 500 has been down since 1950, intermediate term government bonds advanced. That’s a .933 batting average. And in the only exception year, in the 60s, the bonds were down a scant 0.74%.
Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.