Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Slowing economic growth in emerging markets weighed on hedge funds in November.
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 .
Windhaven's Eric Biegeleisen discusses his firm's broad approach to ETF selection and its focus on the tracking, trading, and structural aspects of such funds.
Quantitative Advantage's Tom Fox is seeing a shift in advisor interest in alternative ETF portfolios as the asset class becomes more popular.
Vanguard principal and ETF strategist Joel Dickson responds to worries that increased passive investing has led to more market volatility and that ETFs cause investors to gamble with their portfolios.
After the tech crash and financial crisis, client demand for more tactical solutions increased, eventually leading to growth in tactical ETF managed portfolio strategies, says Good Harbor Financial's Neil Peplinski.
The growth in ETF managed portfolios has created numerous choices and complementary strategies for advisors to better serve their clients, says RiverFront's Peter Quinn.
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.
Sometimes seen as a tool for day-traders, exchange - traded funds are well-suited to the needs of the buy-and-hold set, as well.
Less in fees means more remains in your account, but don't overlook outperforming managed funds.
©2014 Morningstar Advisor. All right reserved.