Is now a good time to invest in the bond market?

I'm considering investing in the bond market. Should I buy now or wait until the debt crisis is over? If the government defaults, I'd take it that a short term bond crash would occur. If that happens, would that be a good time to buy?

Asked By: - 7/16/2011
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It isn't clear that the debt ceiling issue would result in a short term buying opportunity. The US has never defaulted before, the debt ceiling has been raised 76 times historically, often twice in a year. Even if the debt ceiling isn't raised, the bonds would just be derated to AA from AAA, the UK survived that... More
Answered By: John W - 7/16/2011
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Interest rates are very low and the government has just stepped away from buying hundreds of billions in bonds. This is a terrible time to put money in the bond market.
Answered By: JoeyV - 7/16/2011
You are probably correct about US government bonds, not corporate but that is just my opinion. Additionally, NO one has a full time working chrystal ball so, no one can tell you what will actually happen. Remember, interest rates on US bonds have been coming down for 30 years. Now, government debt Worldwide appears... More
Answered By: MrTradewell - 7/16/2011
Consider junk bonds. They pay much higher interest. Vanguard Corp. bond fund is one with low cost and monthly dividends.
Answered By: Rogue - 7/16/2011
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