Morningstar's director of fixed-income research offers his tips for selecting a solid core bond fund along with some of his favorite choices.
Despite equity markets having one of the best Octobers in recent history, U.S. stock funds continue to see robust outflows that could eclipse what we saw in 2008, says Morningstar's Kevin McDevitt.
Although the default picture has improved in high yield, junk bonds could still get clocked if the economy falters or we face a double-dip recession, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
ETF and open-end asset flows combined show a strong preference for bonds, emerging markets, and passive funds, while active U.S. stock fund managers and money market funds have suffered the brunt of outflows.
I-Bonds boast tax advantages, but purchase limits damp appeal.
Morningstar's Christine Benz provides some useful tips for those getting their feet wet in fixed-income investing.
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