Know the distinctions between PIMCO's Silver-Medalist Real Return, Commodity Real Return, and CommoditiesPLUS funds before taking the plunge.
This broad-basket commodity exchange-traded fund uses market-price signals to construct its index--with mixed results.
How would our aggressive bucket portfolio have fared before, during, and after the bear market?
We also take a look at how a retirement portfolio would have fared without a dedicated cash component.
Morningstar.com readers comment about the inflationary threat and best investments to hedge against it.
Consider small-cap, TIPS, real estate, commodity, and distressed-security funds.
Today we'll take a look at which funds can do the heavy lifting in your portfolio (core funds) and which funds deserve a look for their diversifying features. You can compare these choices with your own portfolio and see if you might want to do a little rebalancing. Core Funds When I start building ...