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.
Bond-fund investors need to focus on duration, credit quality, and relative yields to better understand how much risk they're taking on, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
Low bond yields have called into question the safety of the 4% withdrawal strategy, while other avenues for extra retirement income have their own pros and cons, says Morningstar's David Blanchett.
As Bruce Berkowitz intensifies his bet on the financials sector, risk-averse investors may want to steer clear, say Morningstar’s Ryan Leggio and Kevin McDevitt.
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