Now that the U.S. government has said it will discontinue issuing 30-year bonds, what impact will this have on those mutual funds that invest predominantly in U.S. government long bond securities?

For one, the profile and composition of future long-term U.S. government bond funds will need to shift to accommodate the change, especially if the Treasury's decision to refrain from issuing new 30-year bond offerings becomes a permanent decision, said managers.

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