Morningstar's Christine Benz highlights some of her favorite ETFs and low-minimum-investment funds for new investors.
Investors have been putting money back into bond funds as interest rates have unexpectedly dropped this year.
The perils of being too hands-off--or too hands-on.
Are they ripe for a setback?
These funds look good from a number of angles.
A bucket approach to retirement investing can be both sensible and streamlined with these tips from Morningstar's Christine Benz .
Short-term bond funds offer better rates than many money markets but also may carry higher risk.
Neither income-centric nor strictly total return, a hybrid distribution approach charts a steady course for our retirement bucket portfolio.
Retirees should think twice before adding foreign-currency-denominated bonds, dedicated emerging-markets funds, and alternatives to their portfolios, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .
Retired investors with a stomach for more risk might consider easing into these funds, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .