This week: Best Buy tumbles hard, B of A soars (too high), and 4-star GM restarts dividends.
Individual investors can do OK buying individual Treasury bonds, but pitfalls proliferate in other credit sectors, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
How bad was bad news this week from Apple, Boeing, Bank of America, and others?
Passive equity funds, noncore bonds, alternatives, and many of the fund shops that sell them fared well last year, while core bonds, commodities, and gold suffered.
Bank of America Corp. led decliners in the Dow Jones Industrial Average after reporting profit dropped 63 percent, hurt by shrinking revenue and more costs from cleaning up bad mortgages.
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