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.
Although major indexes remain elevated, these funds could be good places to put money to work in the present market environment.
Looking to fully fund an IRA for the 2012 tax year? Get a shortlist of ideas from Morningstar strategists Heather Brilliant, Russ Kinnel, Sam Lee, and Josh Peters.
Vanguard's John Ameriks says annuities carry much value, but real-world issues and other disincentives make the products undesirable for many retirees.
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