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Bond Fund Categories with Best Near-Term Possibilities?

Just for the fun on it ... I have listed below Morningstar's bond fund categories. Which do you predict will show the best total returns for the balance of 2020 (i.e., now thru Dec 31)? Feel free to mention one or more categories you think will perform "best." Probably should request that specific bond funds not be named. I'm looking for categories, not specific funds. Thanks ...

Bank Loan / Corporate / Emerging Markets / High Yield / Inflation Protected / Inter Government / Inter Term / Inter Core Plus / Long Govnt / Long Term / Multisector / Non-Traditional / Preferred Stock / Short Govnt / Short Term / Ultra Short / World Bond

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Re: Bond Fund Categories with Best Near-Term Possibilities?

Preferred stock

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Re: Bond Fund Categories with Best Near-Term Possibilities?

Missed many categories.   https://www.morningstar.com/content/dam/marketing/shared/pdfs/Research/860250.pdf?cid=RED_RES0002

Taxable Bond

Long Government 36
Intermediate Government 36
Short Government 36
Inflation-Protected Bond 37
Long-Term Bond 37
Intermediate Core Bond 37
Intermediate Core-Plus Bond 37
Short-Term Bond 38
Ultrashort Bond 38
Bank Loan 38
Stable Value 39
Corporate Bond 39
Preferred Stock 39
High-Yield Bond 40
Multisector Bond 40
World Bond 40
World Bond-USD Hedged 41
Target Maturity 41
Emerging-Markets Bond 41
Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond 41
Nontraditional Bond 42


Municipal Bond

Muni National Long 43
Muni National Intermediate 43
Muni National Short 43
High-Yield Muni 43
Muni Single State Long 44
Muni Single State Intermediate 44
Muni Single State Short 44

etc

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Re: Bond Fund Categories with Best Near-Term Possibilities?

Every significant short term movement in bonds has been a surprise. I have never seen anyone demonstrate any ability to answer the question you asked. “Just for fun” is absolutely right.

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