Indexing may not be the best route when it comes to risky credit.
A look at how different firms price the same bonds, including corporate bonds, Treasury bonds, and more.
Most of us have never seen a bond market like this.
This multisector bond fund is still a top choice for income-seekers.
Eric Jacobson discusses which bond funds came out of the recent sell-off as winners, and which ones didn't fare so well.
PGIM's bond funds have performed much as we would have expected.
This fund quietly continues in its role as a flagship offering.
A small portion of the fund's March dividend payments will be classified as return of capital rather than regular income.
Eric Jacobson explains why 2020 is indeed different.
Eric Jacobson discusses bond fund performance.
The firm is well-provisioned to handle the change.
The combination of people and process has made the firm resilient.
CIO of asset allocation and real return Mihir Worah will retire in 2020.
Eric Jacobson explains the split of the intermediate-term bond group and offers his picks.
Eric Jacobson explains some details about high-yield municipal bonds.
Cracks in the underlying bank-loan market are spawning worry over this market.
Picking among Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities funds is actually pretty easy, as only a handful really deserve attention.
Bull markets, heavy inflows, and aggressive strategies can make for a risky mix.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson speaks with PIMCO's Manny Roman at the Morningstar Investment Conference.
Which would you rather be?
Investors would have been better off without the drama, but Bill Gross put an indelible stamp on asset management.
Even the best predictors work, until they don't.
Guggenheim Total Return Bond's limited albeit stellar record is marked by risk-taking and staff turnover.
These funds all earned our top fund analyst rating in the past few months.
The metric can provide guidance, but not certainty.
With inflation rising, Eric Jacobson looks at who might need inflation-protected bonds and shares some picks.
Closing this impressive fund even temporarily might better serve its investors.
This Silver-rated multisector bond fund has grown at a remarkable rate, yet there's plenty to suggest that it will remain among the elite.
TIPS and bank loans respond differently when the Fed acts.
Given the stability and strength of its management and process, we are raising the fund’s Morningstar Analyst Rating to Gold.
Silver-rated Fidelity High Income's long-tenured manager takes a more moderate approach than some of his peers.
A familiar problem has many managers taking risk off the table.
Silver-rated Prudential Total Return Bond's stellar 2017 and impressive risk-adjusted results earned its management team Morningstar's Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year honors.
Mike Collins and Mike Lillard of Prudential Total Return Bond think the Fed will raise rates three or four times in 2018 but that long-term rates are unlikely to be impacted.
With little valuation difference between riskier and safer credits, Mike Collins and Mike Lillard of Prudential Total Return Bond Fund are taking the opportunity to upgrade their portfolio.
New leadership has built on PIMCO's strengths.
Not many funds or firms could get away with hiking fees as assets explode.
A few nuggets to consider if you’re relatively new to bond funds.
Silver-rated Fidelity Capital & Income is bold, holding lower-rated bonds and loans and shifting assets to equities.
There is no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to government bond funds that consistently out-yield their peers.
There's reason for continued optimism as Harbor Bond Fund's subadvisor PIMCO settles into a new era.
Dan Ivascyn says the global mandate has allowed him and comanager Alfred Murata to handle inflows without sacrificing risk-adjusted return.
Though their base case is for muted inflation, PIMCO's Dan Ivascyn says that with high debt levels worldwide, he and his team are on the lookout for deflation as well as inflation.
Both Manny Roman and Allianz know a good thing when they see it.
BlackRock's Rick Rieder on watching the downside, including China, European elections, fiscal policy, and geopolitics.
Agency mortgages, emerging markets, and securitized assets are some of the few fixed-income areas looking attractive now.
BlackRock's Rick Rieder says active management of fixed income may not be a zero-sum game because there are so many different securities and areas to investigate.
With the market focused elsewhere, PIMCO's Dan Ivascyn thinks there are some select opportunities in Chinese corporate credit.
The data don't support that severe a conclusion.
The firm must pay fines and beef up pricing and disclosure procedures.