This new Vanguard bond fund is designed to be the centerpiece of portfolios. Low fees are a bonus.
The case for index investing rests on the index fund's cost advantage and how representative it is of its actively managed peers, not market efficiency.
Looking at some under-the-radar fund ratings.
The year 2015 was a disappointing one for most bond-fund investors.
Bond funds' past performance isn't necessarily indicative of skill.
Positioning within the high-yield energy sector will differentiate managers in 2015.
Three options for a measured approach to junk bonds.
Designed for retirees in tax-deferred accounts, these portfolios blend index and active funds.
Given the difficulty of timing interest-rate moves, author Rick Ferri recommends a diversified blend of high-quality bonds, high-yield credits, and a touch of TIPS.
Investors need to be aware that a strategic-beta approach could take years, if not decades, to produce a premium, says author Rick Ferri.