A simple blended index can protect you better.
Recent sales underscore the perils of timing interest-rate changes--and the virtue of patience.
The world is these alternatives managers' oyster.
While rebalancing in a pure form will do a better job of controlling risk, these strategies can help add a contrarian tilt to a portfolio.
Very attractive valuations compared to the U.S. market and an increased focus on shareholder value from Japanese companies combine to make Japanese equities attractive--but mind your yen exposure, says Dennis Stattman, manager of the Gold-rated BlackRock Global Allocation Fund.
Several Medalist funds are holding large cash stakes, giving U.S. stocks a wide berth.
Investors' average 3% to 4% allocation is low given the rising importance of emerging markets.
In a world awash of money and structural problems, two global-allocation managers find opportunities.
At the Morningstar Investment Conference, Europe's debt woes, gold's rally, and China should get their due.
Too many investors reflexively dismiss stock/bond combination funds.