Metropolitan West Corporate Bond Has a Bright Future

This new-ish corporate bond fund is comanaged by familiar faces.

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When a new mutual fund gets off to a hot start, it can be tempting to buy in. But investing in a fund with a short track record is a dicey proposition. You may not know much about the managers. And without historical return data, you may be getting only part of the picture when it comes to how the fund will perform over different stages of the market cycle.

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Ryan Ermey
Former Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ryan joined Kiplinger in the fall of 2013. He wrote and fact-checked stories that appeared in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and on Kiplinger.com. He previously interned for the CBS Evening News investigative team and worked as a copy editor and features columnist at the GW Hatchet. He holds a BA in English and creative writing from George Washington University.