Vanguard's Total International Bond exchange-traded fund is a poor investment today.
Despite their relatively low expected returns, bonds still provide diversification and stability.
International opportunities, income, and M&A activity were on investors' minds in September.
Income investors concerned about heavy government-bond concentration in the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index should consider dividend payers and the bonds of countries with low debt/GDP ratios, says the Princeton professor.
It's time to move beyond the S&P 500 Index.
The Fed's taper dominated the headlines in August, but investors were looking for undervalued stocks, yield, and international opportunities.
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Investors continued their search for income in May, as the future of monetary policy came into sharp focus during the month.
Interest in dividend-paying stocks and bonds remained high as the market eyed the Fed.