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.
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.
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.