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You must do it for yourself. —ANONYMOUS I t is always easy to criticize existing systems and procedures, especially when they are the work of others. Providing a better solution is something else. The last chapter explained asset allocation and the weaknesses of its fixed-formula approach to personal investing. It also explained why asset allocation is so appealing to the mainstream brokerage houses. It offered them a great sales tool, promoted administrative control, and they could ignore its primary message about avoiding active management.
Like most bond fund managers, they also treat bonds as sluggish stocks. The process is formula-driven rather than goal-driven and results in an aimless bond strategy. Comparing the traditional bond ladders used in the XYZ asset allocation formulas to the precision-guided bond bridges used in the asset dedication approach is like comparing a Chevy sedan to Asset Dedication—How It Works 37 a Ferrari sports car. True enough, they are both cars, but that is about all they have in common. Another analogy might be a camping trip versus a luxury cruise.
The horizon is thereby extended out to 5 years again. At the end of each year, it repeats this extending process by buying a 5-year bond. This results in a perpetual 5-year horizon. That is, it keeps the horizon 5 years out by automatically extending it another year as each year passes. Yields on 5-year bonds are nearly always higher than on shorter maturity bonds. Therefore, once the dedicated bond bridge is set up, the bonds purchased to maintain the horizon would nearly always have higher interest rates because they are at the high end of the yield curve.