Germany is hitting negative sovereign yields, while Spanish regions and banks seek financial assistance from their parent country, which needs a bailout of its own.
After a period of relative calm, the Italian elections and fight over the sequester underscore some of the structural problems facing the global economy; investors should be prepared for volatility, says Morningstar's Jeremy Glaser.
Portfolio Solutions' Rick Ferri expects stocks to return 7% and bonds to yield 2% during the next decade, and he also offers tips on how investors should handle their fixed-income positions.
January asset flows revealed heavy buying activity of open-end equity funds for the first time in several years, but it's too soon to call it a trend, says Morningstar's Michael Rawson.
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