Wed, 26 Apr 2017
The high-yield bond market poses unique challenges to index funds that make an active approach more attractive.
May flows data show investors are putting money to work in nontraditional fixed-income holdings, as well as emerging-markets equities, for perceived better returns.
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The fund giant saw an executive-management shuffle, ultra-short- bond fund launch, new lower-touch advisory service, and continued inflow domination.
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Fund flows during the first quarter revealed that investors moved from more defensive to higher-yielding bond funds , and flows into passive bond funds picked up.
Income-hungry investors sought out niche fixed-income funds like bank-loans and non-traditional bonds in the first quarter, while the so-called great rotation into stocks is not yet confirmed.
Although investors may remain broadly skeptical of equity markets, asset flow data suggest they could be taking more risk than expected in other asset classes.
Some Morningstar.com readers are rethinking their fixed-income exposure, while others are sticking with their plans.
Interest in dividend-paying stocks and bonds remained high as the market eyed the Fed.
The Vanguard Group had its first monthly redemptions in almost 20 years in June as investors sold bond funds in anticipation of the Federal Reserve scaling back its asset purchases.
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