Best Bond Funds to Buy

The best bond funds provide investors with income and stability – and are worthy additions to any well-balanced portfolios.

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Investors looking for stability often turn to the fixed-income market, seeking out the best bond funds and bond ETFs to buy. This is because these debt securities are often much less volatile than stocks. 

In fact, bankruptcy laws generally state that if a company fails, it is the bondholders that must be made whole first – whereas the failure of a publicly traded company could leave investors with shares that are totally worthless.

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Jeff Reeves
Contributing Writer,

Jeff Reeves writes about equity markets and exchange-traded funds for Kiplinger. A veteran journalist with extensive capital markets experience, Jeff has written about Wall Street and investing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous respected finance outlets, including CNBC, the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal digital network, USA Today and CNN Money.