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These are for investors who may not be able to tolerate big losses in their bond portfolios. Or they may hold bonds to hedge against falling stock prices. To do that effectively, says Jeff Moore, a bond-fund manager at Fidelity, you need to buy what generally goes up when stocks go down. That means a combination of intermediate-term U.S. government bonds or government-guaranteed mortgage debt (such as Ginnie Maes), and investment-grade corporate bonds (debt that is rated between triple-A and triple-B, which indicates a relatively low risk of default).