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Miriam Sjoblom

Miriam Sjoblom is a director on the global manager research team at Morningstar.

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MetWest's Tad Rivelle says recent swings in the fixed-income market are representative of conditions when QE3 ends, and he is eyeing asset classes with low Treasury correlations.

The factors that drove bond prices higher in 2012 are much weaker in 2013, and investors should have a modest intermediate-term outlook on their fixed-income holdings, says Dodge & Cox's Tom Dugan.

BlackRock's Rick Rieder expects the bond market to focus more on alpha creation next year, but investors should watch for rising duration risk as well as ongoing troubles in Europe.

Markets are being too short-sighted about the European crisis, as recent stress may actually stir policymakers to enact meaningful change, says the Templeton Global Bond manager.

Franklin Templeton's Rafael Costas believes that exaggerated fears about muni defaults, along with a few technical factors, led to the recent sell-off in the sector.

A long-term, low-turnover approach, highly liquid stomping grounds, and the continued development of global markets have kept Templeton Global Bond's tremendous inflows manageable, says manager Michael Hasenstab.