Investors should dig into their bond portfolios to understand all the places their managers are hunting for yield, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
Morningstar's Christine Benz addresses who sequestration will and won't affect, changing prices for long-term care, and a timely mortgage-paydown strategy.
Aggressive easing policies, particularly in the U.S. and Japan, are creating a global currency war and establishing the foundation for a possible worldwide recession, says Komal Sri-Kumar.
The mid-single-digit returns that fixed-income investors have become accustomed to are unlikely to be repeated, says Fidelity Total Bond manager Ford O'Neil.
Although some opportunities are available today, muni investors should be sure they are getting compensated for the risks they are undertaking, says Fidelity's Mark Sommer.
Investors in short- to medium-term corporate bonds will probably be fairly rewarded over the near term, says Morningstar's Dave Sekera.
StockInvestor editor Paul Larson details recent changes to Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index, noting how the rally in wide-moat names could have them more fairly priced than lower-quality stocks.
Fund investors should think beyond volatility measures alone when sizing up the risk in their portfolios, says Morningstar's Shannon Zimmerman.
Adding inflation protection to your portfolio, sensibly.
Even though credit worries in Europe dominated the headlines, investors took out their frustrations on U.S. stock funds.
I-Bonds boast tax advantages, but purchase limits damp appeal.
Many Morningstar.com respondents are banking on active management to deliver the goods in the years ahead.
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