Duration and credit quality only tell part of the story.
Investors continued their search for income and equity bargains last month.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson outlines three short-term bond funds that can protect against rate sensitivity, but mind the risks as such funds aren't cash substitutes.
Vanguard will launch total international and emerging-markets government-bond funds in early 2012.
Strike the right balance between return potential and loss aversion.
This group of funds offers a balance of total return and stability.
Don't give up on your money market fund.
Plus, Fidelity boosts target-date funds' overseas, TIPS, and commodity exposure, and more.
If you've determined your portfolio needs more bonds now, here are some thoughtful ways to structure your allocation to the hot asset class.
How to use ETFs to implement fund managers' current ideas at lower costs.