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Sep 30, 2009 1:57 pm

What bond funds are being used that have handled interest rate increases in the past ?

Sep 30, 2009 2:01 pm

Pimco Total Return fund has had a very good track record, even beating the S&P 500 over a 20 year span.

Sep 30, 2009 4:15 pm

I use PIMCO TR as well.  I also like JP Morgan for Core Bonds.

 
Sep 30, 2009 4:51 pm

I use a lot of JPM Core also. The inflows into that fund scare the crap out of me though. Usually that means the party is over.

Sep 30, 2009 7:59 pm

LORD ABBETT SHORT DURATION

Sep 30, 2009 11:38 pm

Look at Pimco low duration as well.

Oct 1, 2009 7:24 am
Sportsfreakbob:

LORD ABBETT SHORT DURATION









Great fund! Stay short term and your clients shouldn't get hard if rates increase. I believe the C share is still yielding close to 4%

Oct 1, 2009 6:47 pm

I'm doing the institutional share, 4.68 yld

Oct 3, 2009 5:28 pm
Ron 14:

I use a lot of JPM Core also. The inflows into that fund scare the crap out of me though. Usually that means the party is over.

 
+1 Ron -
 
but the NAV continues to remain steady and is even up 3% since July.
 
I've used Pimco TR, have also looked at Oppeheimer bond funds. I'm actually getting pretty tired of answering questions all day about bond funds, credit quality, yields etc.
Oct 7, 2009 11:19 pm

What was the fund (I believe it was a Lord Abbett Fund) that offered a short-term bond fund that had no CSDC on their C-shares?

Oct 8, 2009 8:18 am
BerkshireBull:


What was the fund (I believe it was a Lord Abbett Fund) that offered a short-term bond fund that had no CSDC on their C-shares?









I think you mean Legg Mason. They have a short duration with no CDSC on the C share. Pays you a 50 bps trail immediately but nothing up front.

Oct 8, 2009 10:16 pm
Omar:
BerkshireBull:


What was the fund (I believe it was a Lord Abbett Fund) that offered a short-term bond fund that had no CSDC on their C-shares?









I think you mean Legg Mason. They have a short duration with no CDSC on the C share. Pays you a 50 bps trail immediately but nothing up front.



Wow that fund is really terrible.

Oct 8, 2009 11:22 pm

JPMorgan Funds has a nice C Share with no CDSC (or sales credit for that matter). Pays 75 bps trail immediately - OSTCX.

 
I've been using it in emergencies as a last resort
Oct 9, 2009 9:37 am

Is it AMT-free?

Oct 9, 2009 9:53 am
BerkshireBull:
Omar:
BerkshireBull:


What was the fund (I believe it was a Lord Abbett Fund) that offered a short-term bond fund that had no CSDC on their C-shares?





I think you mean Legg Mason. They have a short duration with no CDSC on the C share. Pays you a 50 bps trail immediately but nothing up front.



Wow that fund is really terrible.

Use SMLLX the intermediate.....if you think that is terrible I just can't help you.
Oct 9, 2009 11:23 am
BerkshireBull:
Omar:
BerkshireBull:


What was the fund (I believe it was a Lord Abbett Fund) that offered a short-term bond fund that had no CSDC on their C-shares?





I think you mean Legg Mason. They have a short duration with no CDSC on the C share. Pays you a 50 bps trail immediately but nothing up front.



Wow that fund is really terrible.

 
On the muni side there are decent funds - I agree their govt short term is awful.
Oct 9, 2009 2:57 pm

Is anyone showing their clients Oppenheimer Champion Income?  OPCHX

Oct 9, 2009 3:27 pm

Why?

Oct 9, 2009 3:37 pm

- exactly, why would you ? Here Mr and Mrs client, this is a bond fund that has averaged -10% over the last 10 yrs.

Oct 9, 2009 4:18 pm
Ron 14:

- exactly, why would you ? Here Mr and Mrs client, this is a bond fund that has averaged -10% over the last 10 yrs.




 
It's a good way to scare prospects into a fixed annuity.