Better credit metrics, low valuations, improved capital and liquidity, and consolidation in the industry should yield better profitability for banks, says Dodge & Cox manager Charles Pohl.
Concerns of global systemic shocks have lessened from previous levels, and corporate issuers are more likely to take on riskier bets, according to Dodge & Cox's Tom Dugan.
The Dodge & Cox Income manager discusses the fund's ongoing rate-risk mitigation, recent reduction in agency mortgages, and non-U.S. dollar-dominated picks.
Looking to fully fund an IRA for the 2012 tax year? Get a shortlist of ideas from Morningstar strategists Heather Brilliant, Russ Kinnel, Sam Lee, and Josh Peters.
FundInvestor editor Russ Kinnel says these solid funds have stood the test of time.
Morningstar's director of fixed-income research offers his tips for selecting a solid core bond fund along with some of his favorite choices.
Below-average returns don't shake Morningstar analysts' confidence in some funds, while recent outperformance doesn't grant higher ratings to others.
The market was a selective shopper this week, latching onto the notion of more stimulus, but hesitating to buy into the Spanish bank bailout and cutbacks at Nokia.
A soon-to-be-retiree deploys her sizable cash stake.
T. Rowe, Western Asset, and Dodge & Cox managers take top honors.
A couple in their late 50s mulls the prospect of coming up short.
And have they been good buys?
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