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.
Investors can take precautions, but at some point, they need to realize that no one can predict the future.
At the Morningstar Investment Conference, Europe's debt woes, gold's rally, and China should get their due.