Financial Planning News
Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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The Federal Reserve's bond purchases are contributing to greater inflows into fixed-income funds, while demand for stock funds is near multiyear lows.
Ivy High Income's recent manager turnover and Templeton Developing Markets' long-deteriorating performance have led to downgrades, says Morningstar's Russ Kinnel.
Low-volatility strategies look attractive for developed-markets exposure today, says Morningstar's Sam Lee.
There's no shortage of concerns for investors, but a recent reprieve in Europe, decent domestic growth (relatively speaking), double-digit stock gains, and a reviving housing market are worth an ounce of appreciation.
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