Coverdells, UGMA/UTMAs, and 529s are among the most popular college-savings vehicles, and savers need to educate themselves on their best option for investing cost-effectively.
September and third-quarter asset-flows data show that investors remain cautious of interest-rate risk and a fully valued stock market, and instead prefer nontraditional bonds and foreign equities.
Investors may not have much to cheer when the smoke clears following a debt crisis resolution, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Vanguard's Fran Kinniry urges yield-seeking investors to use history as a guide and focus on total return instead of taking on equity and credit risk associated with popular income-producing strategies.
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