Tue, 25 Aug 2015
Expenses, manager changes, and lagging performance disqualify funds from an elite group.
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 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.
First-quarter flows into many bond - fund categories were tepid compared with their equity counterparts, with improving economic conditions creating a Treasury sell-off.
A number of core bond - fund managers have moved away from Treasuries and toward opportunities in emerging markets and mortgage-backed securities.
Given the difficulty of timing interest - rate moves, author Rick Ferri recommends a diversified blend of high-quality bonds , high - yield credits, and a touch of TIPS .
Morningstar's Russ Kinnel, Sarah Bush, and Christine Benz highlight their top fund picks for domestic and foreign equity, core bond , inflation -protected securities, and much more.
Morningstar's Christine Benz shows you how to uncover portfolio strengths and weaknesses, determine the impact of market movements on your asset mix, and more.
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.
Tips , strategies, picks, and insights for better bond investing.
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.
High transaction costs, lack of flexibility, and credit-quality risk loom large.
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