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.
AQR's Brian Hurst discusses why trend-following strategies have struggled recently and how his firm is positioning its managed futures portfolios to offer investors a smoother ride.
The USCI Fund offers individuals a new, and possibly better, approach to access the commodity market but risks remain, according to Morningstar's Ben Johnson.
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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