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The iconic index is about to experience some big changes, but its quality tilt remains firmly intact.
With the potential for higher interest rates in the future, the bank-loan market still looks attractive.
While its complexity should give investors pause, this ETF attempts to improve on the traditional passive approach to value investing.
Widening investment-grade credit spreads and rising interest rates lead to losses.
In Session 1 of the 2013 Morningstar Individual Investor Conference, Northern Trust's Katie Nixon, Charlie Bobrinskoy of Ariel, and Morningstar's Bob Johnson tackle today's macro questions on government policy, economic growth, inflation, and more.
Although the interest rate spread between corporates and Treasuries looks reasonable, because interest rates themselves are so low, corporate bond investors aren't being adequately compensated on an all-in basis, says Morningstar's Dave Sekera.
Morningstar director of economic analysis Bob Johnson addresses recent sluggishness in the economy and makes the case for better growth in the second half of the year.
As the market struggles under clouds of uncertainty, 10 out of 11 sectors are now trading at levels that we consider undervalued or cheap.