Sun, 8 Sep 2013
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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.
August saw continued big bond - fund redemptions and a divergence of institutional and individual investor flows in emerging-markets funds.
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.
Steady dividend-payers may be under some pressure as interest rates rise in the nearer term, but that's no reason to dump them, says Morningstar analyst Alex Bryan.
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