It's only a matter of time before Silver-rated PIMCO Low Duration's advantages make more of a mark.
More flexible mandates for bond funds may offer more investment options, but it also may introduce complications, managers say.
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.
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.
MetWest's Tad Rivelle says recent swings in the fixed-income market are representative of conditions when QE3 ends, and he is eyeing asset classes with low Treasury correlations.
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.
Check correlations before adding credit-sensitive fixed-income assets to your portfolio.
The winners jumped on 2008's bargains to reap 2009's rewards.