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.
Its bark is worse than its bite.
Though deflation is one of the biggest risks today, the government has the tools it needs to keep the economy going, says Analyst Pick MetWest Total Return Bond Fund manager Laird Landmann.
Some of the lowest risks exist in subprime mortgage bonds compared with some of the prime bonds, where housing prices haven't fallen as far, says the MetWest manager. Plus, get Landmann's take on values and red flags in investment-grade corporates and high yield.
Not as scary as you think, but scary enough to be picky.
Christine Thompson's new role is a welcome change.
Low yields and uncertain times leave your bond-fund manager playing a difficult hand.
The Vanguard bond manager says the very steep yield curve actually makes it more attractive to be in intermediate bonds rather than short-term bonds as rates rise.
Calamos Convertible manager John Calamos says defensive assets like convertible bonds are well-positioned for a market where volatility is here to stay for a while.
Calamos Convertible manager John Calamos says increased convertibles issuance is good news for the overall economy and good news for investors
Calamos Convertible manager John Calamos says many investors forget that convertibles are made up of individual securities with different attributes.
Calamos co-CIO and founder John Calamos sees valuation opportunity today but says he wouldn't bet that the Fed will be able to prevent severe inflation down the road.
Even after a nice run, tech stocks' longer-term prospects are not being reflected in their current stock prices, says Calamos co-CIO and founder John Calamos.
Hugh McGuirk, head of the municipal bond team at T. Rowe Price, on the firm's research focus in the challenging credit environment and opportunities in revenue bonds.
Deal or no deal, Sacramento's stalemate doesn't matter as much as you think.
Franklin Templeton muni co-director Rafael Costas says the very high long-term cost of funding that California would suffer after a default will keep the state paying on its current obligations.
Franklin Templeton muni co-director Rafael Costas says some issuers within California are being unjustly punished over the budget concerns, which is creating yield opportunities for investors.
Franklin Templeton muni co-director Rafael Costas says there are a lot of California munis that have the same or higher yields as the state's general obligation debt but that don't come with the headaches.
Franklin Templeton muni co-director Rafael Costas says careful research and security selection really separate the strong from the struggling among California high-yield muni funds.
Franklin Templeton muni co-director Rafael Costas says the market crisis also brought deals that his team had never seen before.
Fidelity's Christine Thompson says volatility has created great opportunities in muni bonds, but investors must do the homework to find the winners.
Head of DWS muni portfolio management Phil Condon says munis still offer good return potential compared with the alternatives
These short-term bond funds could cure what ails you.
These three funds offer good long-term value in an attractive total package.
Which of these managers will reclaim the title?
Plus, a small-cap favorite reopens, changes at Oak Value, and more.
Plus, Aberdeen's new funds, a slew of cosmetic changes, and more.
Plus, changes at Legg Mason, layoffs at Ariel, and more.
There's more to choosing a convertibles fund than meets the eye.
Plus, changes at two other Morningstar Analyst Picks, and more.
Plus, AMG's shopping spree, manager changes, and more.
Plus, changes at Evergreen, Janus, and more.
Panelists share their views on the risks and opportunities ahead.
Plus, new funds from a former First Eagle team, and more.
When it comes to playing defense, top muni-fund managers don't take shortcuts.
Plus, changes at Oppenheimer, Fidelity, and more.
Plus, Janus makes restitution to shareholders, and more.
Plus, changes at an Analyst Pick, something new from Fidelity, and more.
Some managers are laying the groundwork for long-term success.
Plus, a loss for Oberweis, new offerings at Schwab, and more.
Plus, changes at Putnam, Julius Baer, TCW funds, and more.
Plus, changes at Fidelity, Pax World, Osterweis, and more.
Plus, PIMCO's retirement funds, 130/30 launches, and more.
Plus, shakeup at SSgA, SEC disclosure proposal, and more.
Plus, Fidelity fund reopening, UMB Scout's new fund, and more.
Plus, Vanguard's new funds, changes at Van Kampen, fund closings and more.