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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 .
Core, corporate, and short-duration bond funds continue to be popular as investors seek safer streams of income, but Morningstar's Eric Jacobson is concerned about the longer-term risks.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson breaks down the nuances of GO, revenue, and tobacco bonds, warns about a yield pitfall to avoid, and offers best practices for researching muni fund portfolios.
The big names in this category have more to prove before we can fully recommend them, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson .
Munis have faced both interest rate and credit risk pressures, but at current levels, this varied asset class is worth considering, especially for those in higher tax brackets, say Morningstar's Candice Lee and Eric Jacobson .