For several years, investors have been acting bullish (if not thinking bullish) in bonds, bidding up safe instruments, while the interest in equities is still modest, with the potential for more relative value, says Oaktree's Howard Marks.
You're likely to see red ink in bonds and still-strong year-to-date performance in stocks when you check your portfolio after a rocky second quarter. Our director of personal finance offers tips for what to do next.
After a period of relative calm, the Italian elections and fight over the sequester underscore some of the structural problems facing the global economy; investors should be prepared for volatility, says Morningstar's Jeremy Glaser.
Morningstar's head of alternatives research Nadia Papagiannis describes the flavors of long-short equity funds, which can hedge investors' equity risk exposure, along with three funds that top her watch list.
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