As far back as I can remember it has never been a good time to buy bonds. Most advice has been "you need them" but "it is not a good time right now".
hmmm.....Vanguard total bond VBTLX
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 year Since Inception 11/12/2001
6.12% 4.03% 3.73% 5.12% 4.59%
If this was looking 15 years into the future I would be happy.
You've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
Retired July '11 investments 60/40 in very low cost index and mutual funds, balance once a year at best.