Morningstar's Christine Benz and Miriam Sjoblom debrief investors on the floating NAV, capital buffer, and redemption restriction proposals for money market funds.
Muni-bond funds continue to experience high investor demand, and Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom offers picks for core and noncore holdings.
Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom discusses how to gauge whether a muni fund is more apt than a taxable-bond fund, yield risks and other key focus points, and some of her muni-fund recommendations.
The outlook for bonds is just as cloudy as ever, but Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom and Marta Norton offer helpful tips for setting the right expectations and creating a game plan in today's challenging bond market.
Given valuations and where interest rates are headed, you don't want a lot of market risk now, says Eaton Vance Bond manager Kathleen Gaffney.
Markets are being too short-sighted about the European crisis, as recent stress may actually stir policymakers to enact meaningful change, says the Templeton Global Bond manager.
The Dodge & Cox Income manager discusses the fund's ongoing rate-risk mitigation, recent reduction in agency mortgages, and non-U.S. dollar-dominated picks.
BlackRock's Rick Rieder expects the bond market to focus more on alpha creation next year, but investors should watch for rising duration risk as well as ongoing troubles in Europe.
Morningstar 2012 Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year Mark Kiesel says housing and energy sector bets proved positive last year, and he sees multiyear growth potential in these and other areas.
The factors that drove bond prices higher in 2012 are much weaker in 2013, and investors should have a modest intermediate-term outlook on their fixed-income holdings, says Dodge & Cox's Tom Dugan.