Re: Bonds vs Dividend stocks
You're going to buy a lot more volatility, but with better historic long term growth. Maybe that continues into the future. The tax treatment for qualified stock dividends is tough to beat compared to bonds, especially if you're in an upper bracket.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.