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.
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.
Muni-bond funds continue to experience high investor demand, and Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom offers picks for core and noncore holdings.
These noncore funds can augment sturdy, higher-quality core holdings.
We identify Gold- and Silver-rated funds that can anchor your fixed-income portfolio while offering tax-free income.
In a risky category, these offerings employ sensible approaches.
We use our screening tool to go for the Gold and Silver.
Morningstar's Christine Benz and Miriam Sjoblom debrief investors on the floating NAV, capital buffer, and redemption restriction proposals for money market funds.
Morningstar associate director of fund analysis Miriam Sjoblom explains what drove municipal bonds' great performance in 2011 and what issues may lie ahead for muni investors.
Municipalities face a tough road, but muni bonds shouldn't be shunned, says Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom .