Mon, 31 Aug 2015
Late August provided a stress-test.
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.
Recent research suggests that lower-volatility stocks and funds tend to perform better over the course of many years.
When U.S. policymakers get the 'incentive' from the bond market to address the current deficits, the U.S. dollar may be under far more severe pressure than the euro currently is, says currency fund manager Axel Merk.
Covered-call strategies in CEFs allow for higher distribution rates, but Morningstar's Cara Esser says investors should look for the underlying strategy first and not just the covered-call strategy.
Morningstar's Scott Burns discusses how counterparty risk may not be as bad as it's cracked up to be.
Altegris' Matt Osborne explains the reasons behind the growing popularity of managed- futures strategies and how investors should approach these types of funds.
A desire for more control over asset allocation, disappointment with performance, and a sharp focus on fees may be behind the shift toward passive equity funds.
Value investors interested in taking a position in beaten-down natural gas have to deal with the contango headwind.
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