Financial Planning News
Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Bonds are a better option than cash and less volatile than stocks, but investors should be mindful of headwinds and possibly rethink their fixed-income allocations, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom discusses how to gauge whether a muni fund is more apt than a taxable- bond fund , yield risks and other key focus points, and some of her muni -fund recommendations.
ETF and open - end asset flows combined show a strong preference for bonds , emerging markets, and passive funds, while active U.S. stock fund managers and money market funds have suffered the brunt of outflows.
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