Taxable-bond funds led open-end asset flows in February, with investors showing interest in emerging-markets bonds and bank-loan funds.
The outlook for bonds is just as cloudy as ever, but Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom and Marta Norton offer helpful tips for setting the right expectations and creating a game plan in today's challenging bond market.
Morningstar investment experts Russ Kinnel, Matt Coffina, Josh Peters, and Sam Lee answer viewer questions about the current market and the best opportunities in stocks, funds, and ETFs today.
Inefficient contributions and withdrawals and poorly timed asset purchases are among the many common tax-related blunders, but Morningstar's Christine Benz offers solutions to avoid such pitfalls.
Investors were down on the municipal bond market for a third straight week as $261 million poured out of weekly reporting muni bond mutual funds for the week of March 20.
Municipal bond mutual funds saw outflows for a second straight week, at $133 million, as the market absorbed a large calendar with concessions.
Determining the net asset value of holdings that trade infrequently requires use of a special system.
The first two months of 2013 marked net flows of $140 billion into stock and bond funds, the best start for the mutual fund industry on record, according to Strategic Insight.
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