October data show continued inflows for bonds (including riskier fixed-income assets), while investors withdrew money from U.S. stock mutual funds and ETFs.
2012 shows the importance of paying attention to valuations amid the doom-and-gloom headlines.
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.
Morningstar's director of fixed-income research offers a checklist for specialty bond shoppers and a few of his personal favorites among the noncore categories.
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