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March 17, 2017

It's not all gloom for bond-fund investors

  • High-profile bond fund managers are urging their shareholders not to lose hope. There's even an upside to rising rates.
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — Rising rates don't have to mean despair for bond-fund investors.

    Yes, the Federal Reserve raised short-term rates Wednesday, the latest move higher in what economists expect to be a long campaign. Bond investors have historically seen rising rates as the enemy because they result in falling prices for the bonds they own.

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