A look at the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index's parent: Barclays U.S. Universal Bond Index.
Why iShares Core Total US Dollar Bond Market ETF is more representative of the U . S . bond market than its peers.
Vanguard's Ken Volpert cautions investors about a rise in short-term rates, and also offers his thoughts on the U.S. debt ceiling as well as Vanguard's TIPS, international-bond, and total bond market funds.
This fund's high-quality tilt can help diversify and protect an investor's portfolio.
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Despite their relatively low expected returns, bonds still provide diversification and stability.