Good Short-Term Investments? Bonds?

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Hi All, I am trying to find good short term investments for a shorter 5-6 year duration. Hoping to buy a house then. Any suggestions?

I am considering fixed income investments - like the Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF or the Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Fund (though that is low yielding.)

I don't know a ton about fixed income... so would love your thoughts, particularly in light of a potential recession.

Thank-you in advance!

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Comments (5)

Jan 31, 2019

I asked a similar question on this forum and I think @thebrofessor recommended going with vanguard wellesley.

Everyone talks about saving for retirement by buying the S&P 500 in your 401k, but I'm always confused on how people save for short-term goals and stuff like buying a house.

What about guys working in PE (Esp at the pre-MBA level)? What do y'all do with your bonuses?

Jan 31, 2019

My issue is that almost everything performed poorly last year (i.e. stocks, bonds, etc)... And supposedly things will get worse with the upcoming recession. ... but safe cash investments like CDs and savings accounts barely beat inflation - providing only 2- 2.5% annually...

Feb 1, 2019

Anyone heard of the real estate investing platform - Fundrise?

Feb 6, 2019

bump.. anyone?

Feb 10, 2019