Taxable and muni bond funds scored gains in April
Taxable bond funds benefited in April from two types of investors: the fearful and the income hungry. Investors who were jittery over issues ranging from conflict in Ukraine to the slowdown in China's growth retreated into the relative safety of Treasuries. Investors who focused on income sought it in spread-oriented categories. "The need for yield and lack of attractive supply pressed investors to put money to work across spread sectors and in Treasuries," said Rick Rieder, BlackRock's chief investment officer of fundamental fixed income.
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