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How Much of a Portfolio Should Be Invested in Bonds?

This series of articles will tackle the basics of bond investing.

Editor's note: This article is part of our "How and Why to Invest in Bonds" series. Click here to read other articles.

Knowing the right bond allocation at a portfolio level is complex, but it should always be tightly linked to the investor’s goals. Jack Bogle famously said a bond allocation should roughly equal your age, which assumes an investor's risk tolerance reduces over time and bond holdings rise.