The outlook for bonds is just as cloudy as ever, but Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom and Marta Norton offer helpful tips for setting the right expectations and creating a game plan in today's challenging bond market.
CEF managers' ability to hold onto underpriced illiquid securities in times of market stress represents an advantage over open-end funds that may have to sell to meet unexpected redemptions, says Morningstar's Cara Esser.
With lower expected equity returns for the remainder of the year but the thirst for yield still prevalent, investors should consider dollar-cost averaging in and out of positions, says Sage Advisory's Anthony Parish.
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