Low yields and the potential for rising inflation notwithstanding, bonds are still valuable within a diversified portfolio.
Considerations to make when assessing actively managed bond ETFs relative to their mutual fund share class compatriots.
Their yields are certainly compelling in this low-rate environment.
Advice for inflation protection.
Low fees and market-representative portfolios make corporate bond ETFs a compelling option.
Silver-rated Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF is a compelling option.
Broad diversification and low costs make this fund a good option for core fixed-income exposure.
These securities feature prominently in most core bond funds.
A broadly diversified portfolio and sizable cost advantage make this a compelling option.
This sliver offers a lot of risk, and the associated rewards might not be sufficient.
This fund offers broad diversification and boasts a sizable cost advantage over its peers.
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.