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Putnam Investments, 10/24/13

In a hasty retreat from bond markets, investors pulled around $67 billion from bond funds in June. Ironically, economic growth is taking a lot of the blame. Driven by concerns over the Fed's economically "contingent outlook" for ending its massive bond-buying program starting sometime in the closing months of 2013, investors have begun to second-guess their rate-sensitive income strategies. With no widespread expectations of U.S. economic prospects suddenly dimming in the months ahead, it is plausible that ... Continue

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