With the rally in growth stocks and high-yield bonds, investors should check their mix of riskier and more conservative assets, says Christine Benz.
Wal-Mart, L Brands, Gap, and Home Depot are among those reporting. Plus, retail sales, housing starts, and minutes from the Fed's meeting.
Signs that productivity isn't as bad as feared and record high job openings are nice to see after a streak of poor data, says Bob Johnson.
PIMCO Mortgage Opportunities, T. Rowe Price High Yield, and Lord Abbett Floating Rate are good options to expand fixed-income exposure.
Focusing on what you can control, like asset allocation and cash levels, is likely the best move in the face of continued tensions with North Korea.
CBS, Disney, Macy's, and Nordstrom are among those reporting this week. Plus, we're watching for the CPI, job openings, and productivity reports.
With most of the debt now being held by institutions, contagion is no longer a concern, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
The Templeton Global manager discusses recent Europe bond volatility, the outlook for the dollar and emerging markets, plus the need for a dynamic approach to international bonds.
This week's retail sales report provided more evidence that the economy is bouncing back from a tough first quarter. Plus, Apple conference insights and more.
Morningstar's Russ Kinnel and Christine Benz highlight a more conservative, all-weather fund; a high-quality dividend-payer; and a higher-risk but well-managed bond fund as solid choices for an IRA.