Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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A number of core bond - fund managers have moved away from Treasuries and toward opportunities in emerging markets and mortgage-backed securities.
Taxable- bond funds led open-end asset flows in February, with investors showing interest in emerging-markets bonds and bank-loan funds.
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.
Muni- bond funds continue to experience high investor demand, and Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom offers picks for core and noncore holdings.
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