6 Great Low-Fee Bond Funds

A rising-rate environment poses challenges for income investors. After all, when interest rates rise, bond prices fall. At times like this, a seasoned bond-fund manager can be an income investor’s best friend.

At Kiplinger, we prefer mutual funds with solid long-term records – and managers with tenures to match. Also, we prefer funds with below-average volatility for their category, and we keep a close eye on a fund’s size because a gargantuan asset base makes managing a fund difficult.

And, of course, low operating costs are crucial for our funds – all actively managed – to overcome the biggest advantage of index funds: microscopic expense ratios.

When it comes to investing for income in choppy markets, these six bond funds – culled from the list of our favorite low-fee mutual funds – stand out.

SEE ALSO: 53 Best Dividend Stocks for 2018 and Beyond

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