Thu, 19 Dec 2013
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Morningstar's Scott Burns discusses investor demand for dividends, international TIPS, and deeper exposure to emerging-market consumers with State Street's Tony Rochte.
Morningstar investment experts Russ Kinnel, Matt Coffina, Josh Peters, and Sam Lee answer viewer questions about the current market and the best opportunities in stocks, funds, and ETFs today.
Low-volatility strategies look attractive for developed-markets exposure today, says Morningstar's Sam Lee.
Huge demand for the tiny market of local-currency-denominated Chinese debt means investors aren't being compensated for the risks they are taking, says Morningstar's Patty Oey.
The performance differences have narrowed between the two funds recently, and Morningstar's Tim Strauts and Eric Jacobson say PIMCO investors should choose the least expensive option.
October data show continued inflows for bonds (including riskier fixed-income assets), while investors withdrew money from U.S. stock mutual funds and ETFs.
As Chinese steel production goes, so do companies like Cliffs Natural Resources.
Even small investors should call product providers and ask for help finding liquidity before diving into a thinly traded ETF, says iShares' Leland Clemons.
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