1. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 8:59 AM
Bonds are NOT a wise investment now. When interest rates stat going up, the value of bonds you hold goes down accordingly. That is, bonds are pretty well peaking in value now and are only going to be going down -- substantially. You stand to lose your shirt if you get into bonds now.
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2. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:52 PM
The best you can hope for with agency bonds is 3% for a 5 year bond. That's horrible. You're better off with CDs.
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3. Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 4:42 PM
The time to buy bonds is when people are dumping them (as in back in late 2008) when prices are dropping. When bonds are costing more than face value, that is NOT the time to buy bonds. Unless you believe that rates will drop further down would be the only reason to buy them now.
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