U.S. News and World Report's
Rob Silverblatt writes that Fed actions only go so far in explaining Pimco's
] outflows. Silverblatt writes that Pimco Total Return
has become a bandwagon investment for investors who operate under the assumption that past performance will guarantee future success, Silverblatt writes.
Silverblatt interviewed Eric Jacobson
, a senior analyst at Morningstar, whom he quoted as saying, "It's the kind of money that you expect to retreat when there's the least bit of trouble."
Silverblatt also spoke to Jeff Tjornehoj
, Lipper's head of Americas research, who told Silverblatt that although it makes sense for some investors to leave bonds, a rising rate environment is not sufficient to provoke big changes to long-term allocation plans.
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