The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Investing/Strategies / Retirement Investing


Subject:  Re: Bonds. Lotsa Bonds. Date:  9/15/2013  12:28 PM
Author:  joelxwil Number:  72857 of 78166

Generally speaking, the time to buy bonds, at least if you are talking about something longer term than 90 day Treasuries, is when interest rates are high, and likely to have peaked. Then you get the high interest rate, and when interest rates are lowered you get some capital appreciation.

Of course, the downside of that is that when interest rates are lowered the stock market generally rallies, and you c