These Pricey Short-term, High-yield Bond Funds Are Worth It

Boutique, research-driven bond portfolios from David Sherman battle inflation, the Fed and more.

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The credit markets are so vast that notwithstanding the bloody numbers for 2022, I figure someone, somehow, somewhere must be breaking even or in the plus column managing fixed-income funds. And I found such a guy. Fittingly, David Sherman shares the name of the legendary World War II tank, for he is in the vanguard of an onerous trench battle against relentless forces: inflation, recession, the Federal Reserve and everything else bent on destroying bond values. 

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Jeffrey R. Kosnett
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kosnett is the editor of Kiplinger's Investing for Income and writes the "Cash in Hand" column for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He is an income-investing expert who covers bonds, real estate investment trusts, oil and gas income deals, dividend stocks and anything else that pays interest and dividends. He joined Kiplinger in 1981 after six years in newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. He is a 1976 journalism graduate from the Medill School at Northwestern University and completed an executive program at the Carnegie-Mellon University business school in 1978.