The new rules of investment, post financial crisis, have investors giving bonds newfound respect and questioning even the safest investments, the Associated Press reports.

As Bell Rock Capital Chief Investment Officer Cassandra Toroian put it, “Gone are the days when a 5% to 7% return is viewed as too small. People are willing to take a handful of singles as opposed to trying to get one big home run right now. That mentality will take years to come back.”

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