Heavy credit or currency risk can make for more equitylike returns.
Experienced management and a successful often-contrarian, value-driven approach make Silver-rated Loomis Sayles Strategic Income a fine choice for patient investors.
More flexible mandates for bond funds may offer more investment options, but it also may introduce complications, managers say.
Morningstar's Russ Kinnel and Christine Benz highlight a more conservative, all-weather fund; a high-quality dividend-payer; and a higher-risk but well-managed bond fund as solid choices for an IRA.
A compact list of stock, bond, and allocation offerings that have been risky but worth it.
A handful of intermediate-bond funds are among the best in their category while having lower sensitivity to rate movements.
In a competitive 2012, a few new contenders stand out alongside a couple of tried-and-true names.
Will Bruce Berkowitz repeat, or will we have a new winner?
Dan Fuss and Michael Hasenstab have independent streaks that lead them to unconventional and profitable opportunities.
Reflections from the 2012 Morningstar Investment Conference.