Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Passive investing in the municipal market is gaining steam.
Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom discusses how to gauge whether a muni fund is more apt than a taxable- bond fund , yield risks and other key focus points, and some of her muni -fund recommendations.
Morningstar's Beth Foos shares some of our top picks for tax-sensitive investors seeking short-term, longer-term, or high - yield muni funds.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson runs the gamut with some of his favorite fixed-income funds, including ideas for core, short-term, multisector, high - yield , and muni exposure.
Morningstar associate director of fund analysis Miriam Sjoblom explains what drove municipal bonds' great performance in 2011 and what issues may lie ahead for muni investors.
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 Eric Jacobson outlines three short-term bond funds that can protect against rate sensitivity, but mind the risks as such funds aren't cash substitutes.
Core, corporate, and short-duration bond funds continue to be popular as investors seek safer streams of income, but Morningstar's Eric Jacobson is concerned about the longer-term risks.
Morningstar's director of fixed-income research offers his tips for selecting a solid core bond fund along with some of his favorite choices.
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.
Flows to municipal bond mutual funds remained positive for a seventh straight week, but only modestly so, recording $292 million in inflows for the week of Feb. 20.
Municipal bond mutual funds saw outflows for a second straight week, at $133 million, as the market absorbed a large calendar with concessions.
The municipal bond market recorded a solid week of inflows to mutual funds, at $490 million, breaking a four-week string of dwindling demand.
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