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Cara Esser

Cara Esser, CFA, is an associate director, for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc.


Silver-rated BlackRock Total Return has been a solid performer, but prepare for volatility given the fund's top-down bets on the economy and high turnover.

Dana Emery, director of fixed income at Dodge & Cox, discusses why the firm likes corporate bonds and emerging-markets debt, where rates are headed, and bond-market liquidity.