Despite their relatively low expected returns, bonds still provide diversification and stability.
It's time to move beyond the S&P 500 Index.
International opportunities, income, and M&A activity were on investors' minds in September.
Income investors concerned about heavy government-bond concentration in the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index should consider dividend payers and the bonds of countries with low debt/GDP ratios, says the Princeton professor.
Interest in dividend-paying stocks and bonds remained high as the market eyed the Fed.
Investors continued their search for income in May, as the future of monetary policy came into sharp focus during the month.
The Fed's taper dominated the headlines in August, but investors were looking for undervalued stocks, yield, and international opportunities.
With the potential for higher interest rates in the future, the bank-loan market still looks attractive.
In case a layoff 'comes of of nowhere,' we prep a portfolio for liquidity and long-term growth.
Investors remained focused on moats and income in April, while plummeting gold prices raised interest in gold-focused ETFs.