Morningstar's Gaston Ceron addresses the short- and long-term prospects for and opportunities in ICE's takeover of NYSE Euronext.
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.
Altegris' Matt Osborne explains the reasons behind the growing popularity of managed-futures strategies and how investors should approach these types of funds.
Remember 2008? To paraphrase Dickens, it was the best of times for managed futures funds and the worst of times for almost every other strategy.
The 2008 market star has dimmed considerably over the past three years, but understanding how managed futures work should give you insight into when they are a good fit for clients.
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