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As of 2015, good floating-rate funds include PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio, iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF, closed-end funds and SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF, according to Investopedia. Floating-rate funds gen... More »

As of 2015, five-star bond funds as rated by Morningstar include Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Advantage, Delaware Extended Duration Bond, Fidelity Advisor Emerging Markets Income, Fidelity Advisor Emerging Markets Income an... More »

The value of individual bond investments declines when the price drops as interest rates rise. However, bond fund managers sell low-value bonds and buy new ones with higher yields, offsetting the drop in value, reports K... More »

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While most stocks pay dividends on a quarterly basis, according to Investopedia, an investor can find investments with monthly dividends, usually in funds or securities with extremely dependable cash flows. With this typ... More »

On average, mutual funds that carry the greatest risk, like aggressive growth and income funds, have the potential to produce the greatest return on investment, according to Investopedia. An investor in a mutual fund who... More »