A portfolio of low-cost index funds isn't a bad starting point for the average investor.
Morningstar readers share how they're focusing on income producers in their retirement accounts while others address what they're doing with cash in a fully valued market.
Some readers carve out specialized emerging-markets stakes, while others are content with the indirect route.
Emerging markets are hot, and here are some benchmarks to ensure you don't go overboard.
Performance and diversification properties make them good supporting players for most portfolios.
Low turnover is among the factors that help these funds keep the tax bite in check for shareholders.
CEFs have a role in risk-tolerant portfolios.
For investors looking to build a portfolio based on rock-bottom fees, here's a list of funds and ETFs that can serve as building blocks.
After strong flows into stock funds earlier this year, investor interest in equities is waning as bond funds remain in high demand, says Morningstar's Mike Rawson.