A bond investment strategy that concentrates holdings in both very short-term and extremely long-term maturities. This is also known as the "dumbbell" or "barbelling."

The shape that appears when charting the strategy on a timeline looks like a barbell (dumbbell).  The  reasoning behind this strategy is that it allows one portion of the portfolio to achieve high yields while the other portion minimizes risk.

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