ETF picks for the bond slice of your portfolio

Core domestic bond exposure provides diversification and ballast.

John Gabriel 12 March, 2015 | 5:00PM
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Note: This article is part of Morningstar's March 2015 ETF Investing Week special report.

As interest rates remain near historical lows, enthusiasm for core investment-grade, intermediate-term fixed-income investments has waned. But while it may not be the sexiest asset class, fixed income offers important diversification benefits on top of a stable and steady income stream.

Low-cost core bond exposure is the anchor in a portfolio. With the recent spike in volatility signaling choppy waters ahead, it may not be the best time to leave the dock without an anchor.

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