These intermediate-term bond funds have grown the most as PIMCO's flagship has shrunk.
Morningstar's Russ Kinnel, Sarah Bush, and Christine Benz highlight their top fund picks for domestic and foreign equity, core bond, inflation-protected securities, and much more.
Funds investing in Treasuries and long-duration bonds were winners, high-yield was mixed, and foreign-currency exposure hurt as the dollar gained.
Morningstar's Christine Benz walks investors through the basics of setting up and maintaining a 'bucket' retirement portfolio, including some of her favorite funds for retirees.
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.
Performance has been all over the map in 2015.
Long-duration bonds got a boost as yields unexpectedly dropped in the first quarter, but foreign currency exposure dragged on some global-minded funds.
Dividend-paying stocks and preferreds, lower-quality bonds, and stable-value funds top readers' lists of investments for a yield-starved environment.