Many of the effects from the shutdown haven't even touched the economy yet, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Beyond noting their stock/bond split, investors should also check their small-cap exposure, overall rate sensitivity, and vulnerability to the wealth effect.
Since the taper talks began, conditions have improved for dividend investors, who can now buy quality names without being vulnerable to long-term interest-rate spikes, says DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters.
Senior fund analyst Eric Jacobson walks us through how some of Morningstar's top-rated intermediate-term bond funds fared during the early summer sell-off.
Rising interest rates have taken their toll, but as the Fed delays dialing back on stimulus, investors are poised to recapture some of their losses.
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