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Q&A: Should I invest in bonds via tracker funds?

We answer a reader's question on how to get broad exposure to bonds

Investors Chronicle reader Richard Cory asks: "When Chris Dillow writes about equity index tracker funds in the IC Portfolio Clinic, he recommends thinking like an average investor and holding a FTSE World index tracker. How about bond holdings? If held via a bond fund, should they be held in a tracker fund holding the equivalent of a FTSE World index tracker?"

Chris Dillow, the Investors Chronicle's economist says:

If you are an average investor, the answer is yes: a bond tracker fund is best.

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