Bond mutual fund

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Bond mutual fund

A mutual fund which primarily or exclusively holds bonds.

Bond Mutual Fund

A mutual fund that invests exclusively in bonds. It pays dividends based on coupon payments and maturities of the bonds. A bond mutual fund tends to yield more than a money market or certificate of deposit, and it pays dividends more often than an individual bond. Bond mutual funds may be composed of convertible, corporate, treasury, mortgage, or municipal bonds, or some combination of the five. They may also be classified by average yield, or by length of time before maturity.
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BOSTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eaton Vance Management, the Boston-based investment adviser, today announced the monthly distributions declared on the common shares of thirteen of its closed-end municipal bond funds (the "Funds").
Bond funds may be appropriate for clients who know exactly why they are investing and what they expect to get.
If that's the case, consider switching some of your fixed-income investments to municipal bond funds, which pay tax-exempt income.
OppenheimerFunds was named top manager of international stock funds and Miller Anderson & Sherrard as the best manager of taxable bond funds.
BOSTON -- Eaton Vance Management, the Boston-based investment adviser, today announced the monthly distributions declared on the common shares of twelve of its closed-end insured municipal bond funds ("Funds").
Whatever the reason, convertible bond funds are worth considering.
Fitch's V- Ratings reflect the market risks in bond funds associated with interest rates, mortgage prepayments, currencies, and derivative holdings.
Common shares of the Eaton Vance Insured Municipal Bond Funds are traded on the American Stock Exchange.
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BOSTON -- As of November 1, 2007, nine of the Eaton Vance state and national closed-end municipal bond funds which primarily invest in municipal obligations insured as to principal and interest payments will revise a current investment policy that at least 80% of total assets will normally be invested in municipal obligations rated in the highest category at the time of investment (which is Aaa by Moody's or AAA by S&P or Fitch or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the adviser).
Bond funds rated in the 'AA' category meet very high standards with respect to the credit quality of the fund's underlying assets, as well as the fund's management and operations.
Morningstar fund analysts chose the 2006 Fixed Income Manager of the Year from five candidate managers, nominated from a field of more than 4,400 bond funds.