Handle these factors correctly to ensure a successful retirement plan.
Morningstar's Christine Benz sizes up an income-only approach, a pure total-return method, a hybrid technique, and a simple one-fund strategy.
Use our checklist to get in and get out.
Morningstar's Christine Benz highlights some of her favorite ETFs and low-minimum-investment funds for new investors.
A bucket approach to retirement investing can be both sensible and streamlined with these tips from Morningstar's Christine Benz .
Investors have been putting money back into bond funds as interest rates have unexpectedly dropped this year.
Is a plain-vanilla 60/40 index fund that hard to beat? Apparently so.
Our yield-focused portfolio delivers a lumpy cash flow.
Ivy High Income's recent manager turnover and Templeton Developing Markets' long-deteriorating performance have led to downgrades, says Morningstar's Russ Kinnel.
The perils of being too hands-off--or too hands-on.