[Wikimedia-l] bond funds? (was Re: Annual Audit of the Wikimedia Foundation)

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 00:28:26 UTC 2012

This mailing list is not a suitable venue for a detailed discussion about
investment strategy. There are a lot of different things you have to take
into account when choosing investments. If the foundation wants to
investigate other investment options they need to get a professional
investment consultant (if they don't have one already) who will go through
their specific needs and appetites and advise on what investments are
suitable for them. We can't do that in a useful way on a mailing list.
On Dec 27, 2012 10:08 PM, "James Salsman" <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Another thing I want to point out, because I just noticed it. The
> recent years' yields on bond funds has been slightly higher than
> equity (stock) mutual funds, but with only a very small fraction of
> the volatility:
> http://news.morningstar.com/fundReturns/FundReturns.html?category=$FOCA$HY
> I'm not sure what the current thinking among fiduciaries is on
> diversified high grade bond funds is, but the statistical distribution
> of those long-term returns looks as if a variety of them for a portion
> of the reserves would have a far better risk-to-return ratio than
> sticking with certificates of deposit and treasury securities (which
> currently pay negative real interest rates, i.e., less than inflation)
> as we have been.
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