While some check out, others may only dream of a getaway from recent corporate headaches, reports Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
Despite the scare of recent bankruptcies and downgrades, municipalities have the resources to continue making bond payments, while looming tax increases likely won't affect muni demand, says Morningstar's Jeff Westergaard.
After a few false starts, the auto industry is finally hitting a setback-free recovery in 2012, according to Morningstar's Dave Whiston.
Some of the best opportunities are when people are trying to run away from situations that are uncertain, says Third Avenue's Tom Lapointe.
Although several U.S. municipalities have declared bankruptcy, muni bonds overall remain extraordinarily safe in terms of default risk, says Morningstar's Jeff Westergaard.
Even after a strong rebound from the market trough in 2009, the U.S. auto sector still has room to run.
With significantly improved results in North America and a strong financial position, GM is likely ready to test the IPO waters.
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