It's been a roller-coaster ride for long-term U.S. bonds this year.

If you played it correctly at every turn, you could've made a killing, given the unprecedented 8.9 percent return in January alone. If you played it wrong, which was easy to do, you probably lost a good deal of cash, with the debt plunging 10 percent since the start of February.

Here's some advice on how to proceed from an investor who's played it well: Hang onto to your 30-year Treasuries. Perhaps even think of buying more.

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