Some things stay the same only by changing.
Among the largest in the intermediate government category, Vanguard GNMA will soon lose its longtime manager.
Longtime management, deep resources, and a slim fee characterize Silver-rated Fidelity Investment Grade Bond.
Uncertainty--around actions by the Federal Reserve, trade tensions, and slower global economic growth--contributed to a tense second quarter in fixed-income markets.
Obstacles throughout 2018--particularly rising interest rates and anxious credit markets--provided a challenge to bond investors broadly, but short-term bond funds held their own.
Bond markets grappled with monetary policy and political unknowns in 2018.
Bronze-rated American Funds Bond Fund of America is a good choice for those seeking calm during bouts of market volatility.
Uncertainties abounded over the period, though strong technical backdrops provided some stability.
Bronze-rated AB Income scours the global fixed-income landscape for opportunities and employs leverage.
It was a relatively quiet second quarter for most, with the biggest losses in emerging-markets debt.
Puerto Rico, Illinois, and tobacco continue to polarize, but opportunity remains in the muni market.
Bond markets turned volatile against a backdrop of rising rates, a weakening dollar, and end-of-credit-cycle anxiety.
These funds are in position for a credit sell-off.
Despite monetary and fiscal policy adjustments, bond markets remained steady for 2017, providing a subtle encore to the prior year’s risk-on fervor.
Silver-rated Fidelity Investment Grade Bond’s long-tenured manager provides value through sector rotation and security selection.
We maintain a Parent rating of Neutral.
We’re reconsidering AB's Parent Pillar rating and placing the firm's funds under review amidst a lack of detail from majority owners AXA on why they cleaned house.
More flexible mandates for bond funds may offer more investment options, but it also may introduce complications, managers say.
Shifting dynamics in short-term funding markets have put the floating back in floating rate.
A bevy of newly rated funds and a handful of rating changes.
Thirty-eight ratings debuted in September.
Here are a few fixed-income prospects to watch.
Low rates and modest yields have raised the profile of subsectors that were previously considered more niche than core, such as municipal tobacco.