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When you express concerns about buying into bond funds at this time, due to high prices, you imply that you expect interest rates to rise--soon.

I don't know about "soon" but I do expect the next major move in interest rates to be up not down. From what I read, I'm not supposed to worry about that, I'm just supposed to plop the money in.

Of course, now you are into market timing and Fools know its difficult to do that right.

I agree to a point. I come to the bond board as naked baby. But I have been in stocks for about 35 yrs and did a fair job of "timing" for maybe 20 of those. When most people talk about timing, they mean trying to pick the top or the bottom. I don't do that and I don't think anybody can do that consistently. I go with the trend and try to carve out the middle 70% or so, leaving the bottom 15% and the top 15% to the "experts." And I've been 100% MMF for most of the last 2 yrs. I missed bonds completely, not even on my radar scope because I never invested in bonds (except that once) and know only two things about them, as I said.


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