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Apart from generating fixed income, bonds can provide investors with a high degree of stability in terms of return, as well as a lower degree of volatility compared with stocks. Given their historically lower price sensitivity to financial market turbulences in comparison with stocks, including bonds in an investment portfolio may help diversify its risk exposure and enhance its performance stability.
*Source: BofA Global Investment Strategy, EPFR Global, as of 18 December 2019
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