Radio: Stanek Shares 2020 Bond Market Outlook on Money Life

In a Dec. 11 interview with Money Life's Chuck Jaffe, Baird Funds President Mary Ellen Stanek reflected on 2019 bond market activity and shared her thoughts on the outlook for 2020, including advice for investors on positioning their portfolios.

Listen to the interview.

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