Where we see opportunities internationally and a few things to watch out for.
Cost-conscious investors can use ETFs to implement themes similar to those of smart, well-respected active mutual fund managers.
Eye-popping yields are scarce for many bond ETFs, but Morningstar's Sam Lee points out some attractive funds that focus on corporates, emerging markets, and Europe.
Maybe not, as austerity measures, bank deleveraging, and potential political instability create a challenging operating environment in the near and medium term.
European hope springs eternal, but the problems there are far from solved.
Large-cap U.K. stocks have good exposure to faster-growing emerging markets, have a defensive tilt, and are trading at attractive valuations.