Some Picks for a Bond Portfolio

Baird Core Plus Bond (BCOSX), Vanguard Short-Term Corporate (VCSH), and Vanguard-Term Short-Term Government (VGSH) from Dow Theory Forecasts Potential Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes worry bond investors at a time when many have piled into exchange-traded funds (ETFs). There are now 231 bond ETFs, up from at...
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Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund (DODBX)

Today No-Load Fund Investor Editor Mark Salzinger revisits an old favorite balanced fund that’s appropriate for all types of investors in an extended recommendation. Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund (DODBX) Isn’t it time to forgive Dodge & Cox? For decades prior to the financial crisis and market,...
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American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC)

The March Dividend Digest featured an article from Income Builder's Stephen Percoco on the benefits of investing in mortgage REITs right now. As he wrote, "The carry trade is alive and well. Mortgage REITs borrow short and lend long, capturing the spread between investment and borrowing known...
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