market rates are expected to rise substantially in 2019, and you hold a large profolio if bonds with 13 year maturities. You plan on liquidating the bonds next year to pay off some short term obligations. If you are certain that market rates will rise this year, what should you do with your bond portfolio today and why?
suppose you wish to minimize the interest rate risk of you bond portfolio. what characteristics would you search for in a bond that would help you accomplish this goal? what makes these characteristics important in interest rate risk redution?