Instead of outguessing short-term interest rate moves, fund shop Baird looks to add value on yield curve positioning, individual security selection, and sector allocation, and is currently finding opportunities in corporates.
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The move was part of a broader effort by ING to bring in house some fixed-income funds that have been subadvised by PIMCO.
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The fact that bonds outpaced equities in the first quarter illustrates their important role as diversifiers, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
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Bond Market Update04-17-2014  02:51:14PM ET

The Week in Review: Treasuries Endure Heavy Selling

  • Treasuries endured heavy selling this week.
  • Most of the week's losses came on Thursday as a de-escalation in Ukraine and better than expected data …

The Bond Column 04-11-2014  03:36:59PM ET The Week in Review/Week Ahead

The Week in ReviewTreasuries saw strong gains this week as equity markets came under significant pressure. Maturities ended the week their streak of seven consecutive gains intact. …

Fed Brief03-19-2014  04:10:50PM ET

Market Dips on '6 month' Comments

Equity markets saw two sell offs. One following the release of the FOMC in which the 'dots' showed a more aggressive potential for rate hikes. The second during Fed Chair Janet Yellen's statement in which she made an off the cuff remark and defined considerable amount of time as …