Investors should dig into their bond portfolios to understand all the places their managers are hunting for yield, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
Aggressive easing policies, particularly in the U.S. and Japan, are creating a global currency war and establishing the foundation for a possible worldwide recession, says Komal Sri-Kumar.
The mid-single-digit returns that fixed-income investors have become accustomed to are unlikely to be repeated, says Fidelity Total Bond manager Ford O'Neil.
Morningstar's Christine Benz addresses who sequestration will and won't affect, changing prices for long-term care, and a timely mortgage-paydown strategy.
Investors in short- to medium-term corporate bonds will probably be fairly rewarded over the near term, says Morningstar's Dave Sekera.
As investors debate the challenges of interest-rate and credit risks, they should also understand the role bonds play in their portfolios, says Morningstar's Sarah Bush.
Although some opportunities are available today, muni investors should be sure they are getting compensated for the risks they are undertaking, says Fidelity's Mark Sommer.
Fund investors should think beyond volatility measures alone when sizing up the risk in their portfolios, says Morningstar's Shannon Zimmerman.
Many Morningstar.com respondents are banking on active management to deliver the goods in the years ahead.
Some Morningstar.com readers are rethinking their fixed-income exposure, while others are sticking with their plans.
Adding inflation protection to your portfolio, sensibly.
Some Morningstar.com readers are anticipating buying opportunities, while others think cash is trash.
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