These fund data points are most useful in the right context.
After more than six years, the employment market has finally regained all the jobs lost from the 2008 downturn, but not every sector has participated, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Fears of rising rates have driven large flows to the category, but investors must take care to not eliminate the 'insurance' that core fixed-income funds offer.
May was the worst month in over a year for flows to U.S. equities, while many core bond funds are receiving inflows as rising-rate concerns abate.
A skills mismatch and lack of labor mobility could trouble the employment market.
The ECB's stimulus measures should help, but the questions remain, when and how much?
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