Concerns of global systemic shocks have lessened from previous levels, and corporate issuers are more likely to take on riskier bets, according to Dodge & Cox's Tom Dugan.
Muni-bond funds continue to experience high investor demand, and Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom offers picks for core and noncore holdings.
The factors that drove bond prices higher in 2012 are much weaker in 2013, and investors should have a modest intermediate-term outlook on their fixed-income holdings, says Dodge & Cox's Tom Dugan.
Bond-fund investors need to focus on duration, credit quality, and relative yields to better understand how much risk they're taking on, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
Morningstar's Christine Benz and other financial experts weigh in on what to do when a sound portfolio practice collides with an unattractive asset class.
Zero-coupon bonds: exceptional value or chronic underperformance? Opinions vary, but there's no mistaking that there's a lot of activity in zeros lately as investors look to them for yield.
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