Market netural funds are often promoted as being "cash substitutes," but they are by no means safe. Find out why money market funds are the better option for preserving principal.
Do you own too many bond funds? For most investors, it's easy to achieve your objectives with anywhere from one to three bond funds. Find out how to avoid confusing quantity with diversification.
What is a bullet strategy in bond investing? Find out the definition of bullet strategy, and how it compares to the laddering and barbell strategies.
Bond fund liquidity risk: With reduced liquidity in the bond market, what are the odds that a panic by bond fund investors could cause a market crash?
International dividend ETFs offer higher yields, and possibly higher total return potential than their U.S.-based counterparts, for those who can take on the added risk.
Dividend ETFs have a lot to offer, but income investors need to remember that dividend stocks are a risky proposition despite their strong recent returns.
With the Federal Reserve moving closer to raising interest rates, should you buy U.S. Treasuries right now? It depends on whether you're investing via funds or individual bonds.
The highest yielding bond funds may provide above-average income, but they also come with above-average risk. Are the highest-yielding bond funds are right for you, or are you better off in a safer investment?
Second Quarter 2014 Bond Market Returns: see performance data, key events, drivers of outperformance for corporate and high yield bonds, plus a second half outlook.
Investors may be worried about the possibility of interest rate increases by the U.S. Federal Reserve, but one group stands to win when rates rise: savers.