Best Mutual Funds for 2014
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Bond Mutual Funds
Critics suggest starting with small equity holdings and gradually increasing the allocation.
Last year was a bad one for most bond funds. But by holding broadly diversified portfolios, a few funds deliver steady returns when most competitors sink.
A few alternative managers have delivered consistent results that can counteract wider market downturns.
Investors hungry for higher yields may want to consider ETFs that invest in closed-end funds.
The emerging markets face clear headwinds. But there are good reasons to think that emerging-market bond mutual funds can deliver single-digit returns this year.
Here are some balanced mutual funds that boosted returns with high-yield bonds.
Growth funds have become pricier. The question is, can go they continue to go higher?
Most global bond managers have outdone the benchmarks.
Rising interest rates have created headwinds.
Unable to find bargains, some mutual fund managers are choosing to hold cash.
Betting on macro trends, two veteran managers have delivered winning returns.
First Eagle funds tend to lag in bull markets and excel in downturns.
Bond prices climbed sharply in troubled countries such as Italy and Spain as it appeared they were beginning to recover.
Some funds shine in downturns by focusing on steadier issues.
Critics suggest shifting stock allocations.
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