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3 Strong Choices Among Core Bond Funds

For core bond investors, these funds track the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.

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Neal Kosciulek: When considering options for a core bond fund, it is important to remember that for most investors the primary purpose of a bond position within a portfolio is to diversify equity risk. When the equity market is in turmoil, bonds can serve as ballast.

With its origins dating back to the early 1970s, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is synonymous with core bond market exposure.

Neal Kosciulek does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.