Morningstar's Tim Strauts details the complicated tax treatment of MLPs, commodities, and other nontraditional assets, and offers several ETF and ETN picks along with another to avoid.
TIPS, real estate, and commodities are great inflation-hedging, liquid investments, says Morningstar's David Blanchett, who details the importance of exposure to these assets.
Investors chasing the hot performance of alternative investment strategies instead of thinking about them as diversifiers will likely end up disappointed, says Aston/Lake Parners' Rick Lake.
Altegris' Matt Osborne explains the reasons behind the growing popularity of managed-futures strategies and how investors should approach these types of funds.
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