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.
A panel of Morningstar equity, mutual fund, and ETF experts detail several individual investment opportunities and sensible investing strategies for income and growth in today's tough market.
January asset flows revealed heavy buying activity of open-end equity funds for the first time in several years, but it's too soon to call it a trend, says Morningstar's Michael Rawson.
Although the stock market isn't a screaming buy today, investors shouldn't completely abandon equities for bonds. Here are some stock ETFs that are worth a closer look.
As economic concerns weighed, taxable-bond funds were the strongest asset gainers in May, but their inflows were only about half what they were the prior month, says Morningstar's Kevin McDevitt.
ETFs can be great vehicles for accessing core, liquid areas of the market, but they have more issues in MLPs and illiquid underlying assets, like high-yield bonds.
PIMCO's Vineer Bhansali says investors should consider active ETFs over traditional indexed vehicles because the latter are carrying very low yields and few prospects for price gains.
ETF and open-end asset flows combined show a strong preference for bonds, emerging markets, and passive funds, while active U.S. stock fund managers and money market funds have suffered the brunt of outflows.
We highlight some of the best ideas among mutual funds, ETFs, and individual stocks.
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