Bewildering choices. Rotten yields. That’s what you see when you go searching for a fixed-income fund.
Don’t throw up your hands. With this guide you can quickly narrow your choice to just a few cost-efficient funds tailored to your tolerance for risk.
This survey shrinks the menu of 274 bond ETFs down to 15 that are worth your attention. Our select group comprises two broad-market giants, Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) and iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond (AGG), and 13 funds that fit more specialized needs.
You can’t escape the reality of dismally low coupons–that’s federal policy. But you can save yourself from taking on risks you don’t understand and from pouring thousands of unnecessary dollars down an expense drainpipe.