This new Vanguard bond fund is designed to be the centerpiece of portfolios. Low fees are a bonus.
Dividend-paying stocks and preferreds, lower-quality bonds, and stable-value funds top readers' lists of investments for a yield-starved environment.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson runs the gamut with some of his favorite fixed-income funds, including ideas for core, short-term, multisector, high-yield, and muni exposure.
Investors who want to keep costs down while still enjoying active management can choose from these analyst-approved offerings.
Readers share where they're holding money they expect to spend within the next year or two.
This retiree looks to get more fully invested and determine whether the stable-value option merits staying put in an old 401(k).
Here's a way to pick up a bit of yield in your portfolio while keeping a lid on volatility and taxes.