Financial planner Mark Balasa and Morningstar's Christine Benz and David Blanchett tackled viewers' most pressing retirement questions, from determining savings rates and income needs to planning for Social Security and maximizing retirement accounts.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson comments on 2011's long-term Treasury rally, fund managers' current perspectives on government debt, PIMCO Total Return's current positioning, remaining opportunities in munis, and top considerations for fixed-income investors today.
The benchmark index doesn't reflect the true allocations of U.S. bond investors, and the industry needs to look again at corporate-bond index funds or rework the current index, says Vanguard founder Jack Bogle.
Past performance does not guarantee future results and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Diversification neither assures a profit nor guarantees against loss in a declining market. ...