Despite concerns about Puerto Rico and higher rates, municipal-bond funds have continued their run in 2016.
Municipal bonds are the whipping boys again.
Morningstar readers name their favorite core bond funds, TIPS, and allocation vehicles for the middle portion of their portfolios.
Munis have suffered big outflows recently, but not every Morningstar.com reader is convinced that selling is the right strategy.
International opportunities, income, and M&A activity were on investors' minds in September.
Plus, Vanguard's new bond index funds and ETFs and Morgan Stanley reopens a star manager's funds after he leaves.
Although some Vanguard funds underperformed their peers during the market rally, the firm had more portfolios in the top quartile of their categories than in the bottom quartile.
The firm has invested in personnel and tools in an attempt to add more value before costs.
Plus, PIMCO plans emerging-markets stock fund, and more.
What a comparison of a fund's trailing 12-month and SEC yields can tell us.