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By Jason Zweig | April 10, 2020 10:00 am ET
Floating-rate funds have taken on water.
These funds are meant to protect against rising interest rates while paying high income and preserving capital. They sank in the first quarter as coronavirus locked down the economy and the Federal Reserve snuffed out the notion interest rates will rise anytime soon.
Most floating-rate portfolios for individual investors are structured as mutual funds or closed-end funds. Those mutual funds lost an average of 12.5% in the first quarter, according to Morningstar Inc. Their closed-end counterparts fell 18.3%.…
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