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  1. Our Take on the First Quarter

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    Wed, 1 Apr 2015

    yield on the 10-year Treasury fell in the quarter from 2.12% to 1.94%. The decline in rates helped boost fixed - income funds . The long-government taxable-bond fund category gained 3.5% in the quarter. The only two categories to

  2. 5 Go-Anywhere Bond Funds That Have Shown Resilience

    Headlines

    Wed, 1 Apr 2015

    non-traditional-bond groups. We then searched for those that held up reasonably well in the last two stress tests for fixed - income funds : the disparate bond-market years of 2008 and 2013. Funds with junky and/or illiquid portfolios were punished

  3. A Checklist for Taxable-Bond-Fund Investors

    Headlines

    Tue, 17 Mar 2015

    Five considerations for those investing in fixed-income funds .

  4. Near-Term Performance Issues Affect Franklin's AUM; Outflows Bigger Than Expected in 1Q

    Commentary

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015

    especially on the retail side of things, as just 21% of Franklin's equity and hybrid funds (and just 59% of fixed - income funds ) were outperforming peers at the end of the December quarter. On top of that, we expect future changes in Fed

  5. Rising Rates: Good or Bad for Retirees?

    Video Reports

    Tue, 13 Jan 2015

    back. Stipp: Again, as you're doing that stress test, you're likely to see that some of the most vulnerable fixed - income funds or fixed-income investments will be the longer-term ones. Benz: That's right. So, when you think about

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    stress test, you're likely to see that some of the most vulnerable fixed-income funds or fixed-income investments will be the longer-term ones. Benz: That's right. So, when you think about the duration on a long-term bond
  6. Mutual Fund Supplement (Q4–Barron’s January 12, 2015)

    Commentary

    Mon, 12 Jan 2015

    European, Japanese and emerging-market funds, didn’t fare well. One beneficiary of lower oil was REITs. Most fixed - income funds were positive [ some exceptions were EM-debt, HY, TIPS ] but the Treasury funds and HY-muni funds did the

  7. Why Bond Investors May Benefit from Actively Managed Mutual Funds and ETFs

    Headlines

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    between an active strategy and the benchmark. Exhibit 1: Historically, a majority of the share classes of active fixed - income funds have outperformed benchmark indices in several categories. Data as of Oct. 31, 2014, using all share classes

  8. Seeking to Defend Against Rising Bond Yields? Pick Your Poison Carefully

    Headlines

    Wed, 10 Dec 2014

    have been taking lately has been to venture into more credit-sensitive bond types in lieu of higher-quality fixed - income funds . Categories like nontraditional bond have been seeing massive new inflows, even as investors have hit the exits

  9. Putnam Capital Markets Outlook

    Headlines

    Thu, 4 Dec 2014

    continue emphasizing mezzanine CMBS as well as corporate bonds from various market sectors. Across all of our taxable fixed - income funds , we continue to believe it is an opportune time for taking prepayment risk, and we expect to keep the portfolios

  10. Little Margin of Safety in Today's Markets

    Video Reports

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014

    great value right now. Glaser: Now, in terms of fund flows, we have seen a lot of money move out of those core fixed - income funds into other parts of the fixed-income market. What's your take on that? Do you think investors are getting

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    we have seen a lot of money move out of those core fixed-income funds into other parts of the fixed-income market. What's your take on that? Do you think investors are getting complacent about the risks
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