Silver-rated Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index provides low-cost exposure to short-term investment-grade government and corporate bonds.
Market-value-weighted bond ETFs will not be crushed by the large debt loads imposed by their indexes.
This cheap corporate bond ETF is an ideal pick for buy-and-hold investors.
This fund protects against rising rates.
It is not as daunting as it looks.
This core aggregate-bond ETF rearranges the investment-grade universe to boost returns.
Investors should watch out for senior loan products' considerable liquidity risk and increasing credit risk.
This ETF captures what Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index misses.
It may be better to do nothing than to try to reposition for rising rates.
This ETF offers a higher yield than the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index with similar interest-rate risk.
This short-term Treasury ETF is a great option for investors who wish to sit on the sidelines for a while.
The classic battle between market-cap-weighting and equal-weighting unfolds in the bond ETF arena.
This alternatively weighted ETF rearranges the investment-grade universe to boost yield.
Despite their structural tax advantages, bond ETFs can still expose investors to significant tax liabilities.
Our analysts suggest a total stock market index fund, a foreign stock fund, and a TIPS bond fund for investors' portfolios.
Short-term TIPS offer an explicit, direct hedge against inflation, as measured by the U.S. Consumer Price Index.
Bronze-rated iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond is a solid option for investors who can handle a bit more interest-rate risk.
Our analysts offer these three picks as the Fed is set to raise interest rates.
This broad, market-cap-weighted fixed-income fund has a durable cost advantage.
No need to panic over default news.
The bank is on the right path.
This Vanguard exchange-traded fund is a good option for protecting your portfolio from Consumer Price Index fluctuations.
Back-tested results may look strong, but there are reasons to be skeptical about this new breed of fixed-income ETFs, says Morningstar's Phillip Yoo.
Our analysts share three ETFs that could serve as the backbone of a portfolio designed to reduce volatility.
Silver-rated iShares Core Total is a good, low-cost vehicle for exposure to the U.S. dollar bond market spanning the entire credit spectrum.
Convertible bonds possess positive traits of both debt and equity, but they come with their own perils.
Be aware of this fund's heavy tech-sector exposure.
Morningstar analysts discuss three highly rated exchange-traded funds that could form the backbone of a portfolio.
This ETF closely reflects immediate shifts in the Consumer Price Index while providing a duration-management feature.
Don't count on it.
This emerging-markets bond ETF's equal-weighting methodology does not load up on the most-active debt-issuing countries, but it comes with its own challenges.
The jury is still out.
DFA Five-Year Global Fixed Income features low fees, savvy trading expertise, and a conservative portfolio.
Low costs, the makeup of its benchmark, and index-management expertise lead to a Silver Analyst Rating for Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF.
None of the options is perfect, but there are several fixed-income ETFs for investors looking to manage the threat of rising rates.
IShares U.S. Credit Bond differentiates itself from peers by including foreign issues.
While it offers an attractive yield and limited interest-rate risk, this senior-loan ETF exposes investors to considerable credit and liquidity risk.
Investors are slowly waking up to the benefits of bond ETFs.
This ETF is an attractive investment option for exposure to the short end of the U.S. Treasury curve.
Municipal bonds are still standing on firm fundamental ground.
This ETF is a solid option for comprehensive exposure to the investment-grade municipal-bond market.
Long-term investors haven't historically been rewarded for taking on currency risk.