With fears of an impending Japanese sell-off and a China slowdown, as well as ongoing sovereign debt woes in Europe, many fund managers are seeking more safety when investing abroad, says Morningstar's Bridget Hughes.
With a full-fledged economic recovery remaining distant, European stocks turned in a mixed performance.
Although a cap-weighted strategy is low-cost, it does make large bets in risky areas.
Favorable conditions are in place for merger-arbitrage ETFs, including increasing M&A activity and the likelihood of higher interest rates.
For those who don't need exposure, it may be time to take profits.
A mix of conviction and caution has paid off for this 5-star fund.
These skippers shone amid a challenging market environment.
Maybe not, as austerity measures, bank deleveraging, and potential political instability create a challenging operating environment in the near and medium term.