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Now this is the type of article/information that makes those of us new at bonds & fixed income investing shiver....

As one who only recently moved a large % of my port into a combination of Vanguards TBM and TIPS funds (VBMFX & VIPSX), I worry about extremely poor 'timing' (much like tech in 2000-2001)....

Ok, now that I've shown I know very little about Asset Allocation (despite reading 4 Pillars and various Vanguard opinions)....are the above two funds a bad place to put fixed income investments for the next 10-15 years? I realize that bond funds aren't as popular here as they are on the 'bogelheads' forums, but they seem/seemed easier to hold than finding other 'better' fixed investments (at least for me).....I just hate to fool myself into thinking I'm allocating my fixed funds into a known sinking/extremely risky ship.

Opinions appreciated......

(trying not to be the absolute worst investor in history...and willing to accept average or slightly below)
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