Despite their complexities, investing in convertible securities and market-neutral strategies makes sense amid heightened volatility and uncertainty, says Calamos Investments' John Calamos .
The low-cost Vanguard Large Cap Value Index makes Gold, and TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Value earns a Bronze for outperformance. Meanwhile, a manager change knocks Calamos Market Neutral Income down a notch.
The outlook for bonds is just as cloudy as ever, but Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom and Marta Norton offer helpful tips for setting the right expectations and creating a game plan in today's challenging bond market.
As equity funds have fewer losses to offset gains, investors with taxable accounts should closely monitor their holdings and brace for larger tax bills this year.