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How to Assess Bond Risks in Your Portfolio

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.

Christine Benz: Hi, I'm Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. With bond yields as low as they are right now, many investors are concerned that rising bond yields could hurt bond prices. Joining me to discuss how to assess the risks in your bond portfolio is Eric Jacobson. He is a senior analyst with Morningstar.

Eric, thank you so much for being here.