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Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond is an excellent choice for fixed-income investors who can handle some volatility.
These three Silver-rated multisector bond funds offer attractive yields for investors comfortable with their risks.
We look at three Gold-rated funds from our new intermediate core-plus bond Morningstar Category.
We discuss value in the fixed-income markets and risks to be aware of during the Morningstar Investment Conference.
We've split the old intermediate-term bond group into two new categories.
There's still a lot to like about Loomis Sayles Bond.
Fixed-income funds of all stripes did well during the first quarter. Can it continue?
We've lowered Loomis Sayles Bond's Morningstar Analyst Rating to Silver.
Know what to expect from your intermediate-term bond fund.
As the legendary bond investor retires, Morningstar's Sarah Bush looks at his impact on the investment world.
Equities stung a handful of bond funds in the fourth quarter.
Sarah Bush examines some differences in the category with core funds and core-plus funds.
Valuations and a surge in BBB rated issuance are giving managers pause.
With a new name, a new strategy, and a new management team, PIMCO Active Bond ETF is an attractive choice.
Elaine Stokes of Loomis Sayles Bond says more investment-grade debt may become high yield in the next cycle.
Silver-rated Prudential Total Return boasts top-notch 10-year returns and an improving fee profile.
Director of fixed-income manager research Sarah Bush offers some core and noncore bond fund ideas.
Morningstar's Sarah Bush explains how investors should think about the current fixed-income landscape.
The category held up well in 2017 despite increasing interest rates, but investors should temper their expectations for 2018.
These funds prove their worth when markets turn rocky.
Gold-rated Dodge & Cox Income is simply one of the best bond funds around.
Modest gains for most investors, but the riskiest funds continued to flourish in the third quarter.
It's a good time to take stock of the credit risk in your portfolio.
Where Morningstar Medalists are finding value.
Silver-rated Vanguard High Yield Corporate focuses on the higher quality tiers of the junk-bond market.
Experienced management and a successful often-contrarian, value-driven approach make Silver-rated Loomis Sayles Strategic Income a fine choice for patient investors.
Despite a Fed rate hike, most fixed-income funds have posted gains so far this year.
Three top bond managers offer insights into the risks and opportunities in the fixed-income markets.
In part one of a Morningstar interview, Laird Landmann, Dana Emery, and Ken Leech offer their insights on what the Fed has in store.
Gold-rated Loomis Sayles Core Plus can require patience, but the team makes good use of its wide-ranging approach.
2016 was anything but a quiet year for bond-fund investors.
Along with the expected categories that are struggling, emerging-markets and the muni market have been hit hard, says Morningstar's Sarah Bush.
The third quarter in bond funds.
With the Fed considering raising the interest rate again this year, Morningstar's Sarah Bush explains how it could affect different bond categories.
Jerome Schneider says he’s de-emphasizing interest-rate risk to produce a smoother ride for investors as changing expectations drive volatility.
Brexit-related volatility was not enough to take the sheen off an otherwise strong quarter for risky assets.
Despite their differences, Loomis Sayles Bond and Loomis Sayles Strategic Income both demand patience and a long-term perspective, says Morningstar's Sarah Bush.
If preserving principal in the near term is an investor’s primary objective, then this fund will likely do the trick.
The high-yield market overall is trading at a discount, but the energy sector remains tricky, says Gold-rated Fidelity High Income manager Fred Hoff.
The year 2015 was a disappointing one for most bond-fund investors.
A rough stretch for high yield is a reminder that the sector can require a strong stomach.
Silver-rated PIMCO Diversified Income's sector and asset-allocation decisions rely on topnotch macro-research resources that have paid off for investors over the long term.
Manager Dan Fuss' ability to uncover value in troubled names has helped Silver-rated Loomis Sayles Strategic Income build an excellent long-term record, but it's not for the faint of heart.
Silver-rated Fidelity Investment Grade Bond stays closest to the benchmark among its Fidelity peers, but it's no closet-indexer.
With three Morningstar Medalists in the intermediate-term bond category, the firm has built an impressive core bond effort with a straightforward, risk-conscious approach.
An update on the firm eight months after Bill Gross' departure.
Funds investing in Treasuries and long-duration bonds were winners, high-yield was mixed, and foreign-currency exposure hurt as the dollar gained.
Trying to time interest rates and move duration around is a fool's game, says Baird's Mary Ellen Stanek.