The bond market has done very well in the current climate, but we just don't see the prospects going forward to be very attractive, says Accredited Investors' Ross Levin.
Although the default picture has improved in high yield, junk bonds could still get clocked if the economy falters or we face a double-dip recession, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
Director of personal finance Christine Benz will help you check your true exposures and stress-test your holdings in session 2 of Morningstar's 2012 Midyear Financial Checkup.
Given these funds' wide latitude, investors should move slowly (if they move at all) into these offerings at this point, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
Despite market fluctuations, patient investors could have realized over 6% compounded annual returns over the last decade with a disciplined buy-hold-rebalance strategy, says Portfolio Solutions' Rick Ferri.
Investors should stay away from risky asset classes in fixed income and stick to Treasuries, money markets, and CDs, says Bill Bernstein.
Given current yields on stocks versus bonds, it may be an intelligent move for investors to allocate assets to dividend-payers, says Portfolio Solutions' Rick Ferri.
The Vanguard founder and former chairman on the average investor's odds with private equity, hedge funds, and commodities, including gold.
Asset allocation is the biggest determinant of how your portfolio behaves.
Tim Gramatovich is the CIO of Peritus Asset Management, and the Portfolio Manager of the AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF (NYSE: HYLD)
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