Instead of timing the ups and downs, investors should hold stocks for the long run and look to short-duration bonds as portfolio diversifiers, says Zebra Capital Management's Roger Ibbotson .
New research shows that holding unpopular stocks and avoiding hot ones can lead to outperformance over time, says Zebra Capital Management's Roger Ibbotson .
Fixed-income investments are still necessary, but with tight credit spreads right now, obtaining extra yield carries heavy risks, says Zebra Capital chairman Roger Ibbotson .
Equity investors looking for higher returns should consider low-volatility, less liquid stocks, which outperform their higher-risk peers over the long term, says Zebra Capital chairman Roger Ibbotson .
Investors should keep an eye on valuations and gauge their portfolios' vulnerability to inflation and rising interest rates when rebalancing, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
We survey the asset-allocation breakdowns of some of our favorite target-date retirement funds.
Multiple risks brewing in China may be tempered by continued accommodative central bank policies, says Morningstar Investment Management's Francisco Torralba.
Whether to have an increasing or decreasing equity glide path may have more to do with an investor's risk preference than with asset-class expectations, says Morningstar Investment Management's David Blanchett.
Long-term government bonds, emerging-markets debt, and preferred stocks may take more prominence for retirees who wish to live solely off a portfolio's income stream, says Morningstar Investment Management's David Blanchett.
Morningstar's Russ Kinnel, Sarah Bush, and Christine Benz highlight their top fund picks for domestic and foreign equity, core bond, inflation-protected securities, and much more.