2009 Q4 Fixed Income Funds Review

Published on 12 Jan 2010 by Jeff Tjornehoj

Bond funds followed equity funds to higher ground in 2009, as investors turned their attention to a sharp rebound in risky assets. The most stunning returns were found in lower quality choices such as High Yield Funds (+46.41%), Loan Participation Funds (+41.02%), and Emerging Markets Debt Funds (+32.49%), while pangs of disappointment were felt most harshly in U.S. Treasury Funds (-6.47%). Developments in the flow of funds in 2009 are also presented.

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