There is far more variety now, but new doesn’t necessarily mean better.
What they are, where they came from, where they're going--and how to evaluate them.
This dividend-weighted strategy has resulted in a relatively less volatile fund.
These rules-based, passive strategies offer new options for emerging markets exposure.
Morningstar investment experts Russ Kinnel, Matt Coffina, Josh Peters, and Sam Lee answer viewer questions about the current market and the best opportunities in stocks, funds, and ETFs today.
A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.
Interest in dividend-paying stocks and bonds remained high as the market eyed the Fed.
International opportunities, income, and M&A activity were on investors' minds in September.
Some readers carve out specialized emerging-markets stakes, while others are content with the indirect route.
Momentum strategies can work in emerging markets, but beware of execution risks.