Interest in dividend-paying stocks and bonds remained high as the market eyed the Fed.
Relative to history and expectations, bonds are overpriced in general, says Loomis Sayles Bond manager Dan Fuss, who is taking a selective approach with caution toward credit risk.
The bucket strategy helps tee up near-term distributions and set long-term allocations.
Currency fluctuations add an extra layer of volatility.
Bond investors were rewarded for their risk-taking in 2012. Will they face a reckoning in 2013?
In a competitive 2012, a few new contenders stand out alongside a couple of tried-and-true names.