The big names in this category have more to prove before we can fully recommend them, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson .
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson responds to reader concerns about fixed income in the current low-rate environment, touching on duration, whether to sell holdings, the idea of moving into cash, and more.
Senior fund analyst Eric Jacobson walks us through how some of Morningstar's top-rated intermediate-term bond funds fared during the early summer sell-off.
The bond behemoth is having a year to forget, but Morningstar senior fund analyst Eric Jacobson believes this Gold-rated fund's long-term track record has earned investors' patience.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson on the crucial data points that fixed-income fund investors must keep on their radar and how to interpret them.
Many managers are of the mind that rates have gone about as far as they're going to go for a while, so investors probably don't want to exit the bond market while their funds are down, reports Morningstar's Eric Jacobson . Plus, get an update on fund category performance in the second quarter as well as updates on fund leaders and laggards, including PIMCO Total Return.
Active bond-fund managers are deviating from the Barclays Aggregate Index, but the index itself has also changed, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson .
These warning flags merit further investigation from bond-fund investors, says Morningstar senior fund analyst Eric Jacobson .
Although many fixed-income fund categories had a rocky 2013, investors should heed the dangers of swapping their bonds for cash or stocks, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson .
With a tilt toward longer durations, worries over Puerto Rico, and large outflows, muni funds struggled in 2013, but they have something to offer investors, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson .