It's not just a matter of lowering your market risk, says senior alternatives analyst Josh Charney.
An update on our Fund Analyst Rating changes and what we're continuing to monitor as the firm works to stabilize itself after Bill Gross' departure.
Early indications suggest DoubleLine, Metropolitan West, and Dodge & Cox may be benefiting from Bill Gross' departure.
Nontraditional bond funds may prove more resilient when rates rise, but watch out for credit risk.
For a small category, the world-bond group features a confusing array of choices.
The big names in this category have more to prove before we can fully recommend them, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
Roundtable report: Morningstar strategists offer up their best ideas for a fully valued, low-yield market with few attractive choices.
As rising rates and emerging markets lose momentum, fund investors are eyeing nontraditional fixed-income categories and European and Japanese equities.
Passive equity funds, noncore bonds, alternatives, and many of the fund shops that sell them fared well last year, while core bonds, commodities, and gold suffered.
Many investors may inadvertently be casting their lot with a single economic scenario.