Following a first quarter that saw riskier assets outperform, and a second quarter marked by a flight to Treasuries, investors would do well to review the suitability of their current portfolio allocations, says Morningstar's director of fixed-income research.
The outlook forbonds is just as cloudy as ever, but Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom and Marta Norton offer helpful tips for setting the right expectations and creating a game plan in today's challenging bond market.
Roundtable Report: At the outset of 2014, Morningstar strategists dig into the market's current valuation and expected return, seek out high-quality U.S. and foreign stock opportunities, size up the role of cash today, assess the Fed's impact on the market, and reveal the best ways to fight inflation .
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.
Premium Member Video: Financial experts John Ameriks, Sue Stevens, and Bill Bernstein address how to allocate fixed-income assets, the importance of total return, the role of annuities, retirement distribution rates, and more in this special panel discussion hosted by Christine Benz.
Morningstar's top strategists discuss their tips for investing in a rising-rate environment, where equity values lie, and some of their favorite investment ideas right now in this special midyear roundtable.