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Anyone think this is a good time to be investing in Bond Funds?

I'm balancing my portfolio (for the first time) and I have a very low amount of money invested in bonds. I keep finding advice that says not to time the market... just diversify and stick with it.

With the interest rates low and the mounting deficit, seems to me like there's alot more downside than upside to Bond investments... does everyone agree? Are there any good managed balanced funds that have a good record of converting bonds to stock as interest rates rise. (I've been told that many Balanced funds just weather the storm and keep their allocations at 60/40 or whatever they're predisposed to do).

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