Where Morningstar Medalists are finding value.
Heavy credit or currency risk can make for more equitylike returns.
The cost is often higher volatility.
More flexible mandates for bond funds may offer more investment options, but it also may introduce complications, managers say.
We skinny down the number of holdings for this mid-50s couple who wants to make sure their ample portfolio is on the right track.
Many of these funds are gaining investors who are fleeing PIMCO Total Return.
Investors are keeping the faith in actively managed bond funds but using index products almost everywhere else.
A handful of intermediate-bond funds are among the best in their category while having lower sensitivity to rate movements.
Its bark is worse than its bite.
In a competitive 2012, a few new contenders stand out alongside a couple of tried-and-true names.