We check up on performance and recommend a small tweak in our portfolio geared toward those with shorter time horizons.
A challenging landscape tested most bond funds in 2013, but a few managers stood out as worthy contenders for this year's top prize.
Relative to history and expectations, bonds are overpriced in general, says Loomis Sayles Bond manager Dan Fuss, who is taking a selective approach with caution toward credit risk.
Interest in dividend-paying stocks and bonds remained high as the market eyed the Fed.
The bucket strategy helps tee up near-term distributions and set long-term allocations.
Currency fluctuations add an extra layer of volatility.
Bond investors were rewarded for their risk-taking in 2012. Will they face a reckoning in 2013?