Seeking Yield, Bond Funds Ramp Up Risk

Study fund holdings carefully as some bond funds have been wandering beyond their traditional bounds.

As core bond funds color outside the lines in search of better returns, conservative investors need to keep a close watch on their holdings.

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Eleanor Laise
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Laise covers retirement issues ranging from income investing and pension plans to long-term care and estate planning. She joined Kiplinger in 2011 from the Wall Street Journal, where as a staff reporter she covered mutual funds, retirement plans and other personal finance topics. Laise was previously a senior writer at SmartMoney magazine. She started her journalism career at Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine and holds a BA in English from Columbia University.