Duration risk in the investment grade bond market (LQD) is leading fund managers to reduce exposure. The average yield on IG bonds has fallen to 2.66% and bond math says it takes very little backup in yields from this point to wipe out a year (or years) of coupon payments. Corporate bonds often yield less than the equity of the same company - a rare situation, says Matt Eagan. "We think you have a better chance of preserving principal on the equity side." This from a bond man!