Financial Planning News
Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Bonds are a better option than cash and less volatile than stocks, but investors should be mindful of headwinds and possibly rethink their fixed-income allocations, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom discusses how to gauge whether a muni fund is more apt than a taxable- bond fund , yield risks and other key focus points, and some of her muni -fund recommendations.
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.
Morningstar associate director of fund analysis Miriam Sjoblom explains what drove municipal bonds' great performance in 2011 and what issues may lie ahead for muni investors.
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