With bond prices high and yields low, an income-seeking investor might wonder if it is even worth owning a bond fund these days.
There are several reasons, underlined by the performance and characteristics of the Guggenheim Total Return Bond Fund, along with the possibility that interest rates may keep falling and stay low for many years.
This year has turned out to be a paradise for borrowers, with record-low interest rates in the U.S., but it has also become a difficult environment for fixed-income investors. You simply have to get used to much lower yields than you enjoyed in years past.
Then again, money managers can take advantage of market turmoil to scoop up discounted…