These funds take different approaches to dialing down the credit risk inherent in this corner of the bond market.
This Silver-rated ETF offers broad exposure to investment-grade corporate bonds and is one of the cheapest funds in its Morningstar Category.
When these bonds take a tumble from the ranks of investment grade credits, they present opportunities for investors.
Neutral-rated Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF illustrates the challenges of indexing the junk-bond market.
Illiquidity and credit risk make indexing less effective in the bank-loan sphere.
Fidelity U.S. Bond Index now earns a Gold rating. Here's why.
Investors were rewarded for seeking safety and punished for taking credit risk.
This Bronze-rated ETF cuts out some of its available opportunity set, but it is one of the cheapest funds in its category.
For core bond investors, these funds track the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
The best TIPS fund is one that is cheap and that effectively tracks a benchmark that is widely representative of the TIPS market. This fund checks all the boxes.
While nominal Treasury bonds price inflation risk into their yield, they do not protect against unexpected inflation.
Improvements in technology and manager skill have made passively managed municipal index funds more desirable.
While it is conservative relative to peers in the core-plus Morningstar Category, this fund provides great aggregate bond market exposure.
This fund adheres to the collective wisdom of the market in providing aggregate bond market exposure.
As the bond market’s barometer has become increasingly conservative, new indexed options have emerged.
These ETFs seek to provide safer exposure to the high-yield bond market.
Risk is not currently paying off--might as well be safe with Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF.
These ETFs protect against inflation and the potential for loss of principal.