Northern Trust's Mark Carlson, State Street's Chris Goolgasian, and Merk Investments' Axel Merk discuss ways investors can hedge against rising inflation concerns, including the potential usage of commodities, gold, and TIPS, the effects of Fed action, and more.
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.
Recent Fed action has laid the foundation for an inflationary environment in the U.S., and those looking to protect their portfolios should take a hard look at currencies, says Axel Merk of Merk Investments.
During his keynote presentation at the Morningstar Investment Conference, the PIMCO manager made the case that high debt levels and a need for financial stability mean that centralbanks should keep real rates close to zero for some time.
Fed fixation, slow growth, dollar dilemmas, and overheated markets topped the list of key topics in our opening conference panel, featuring Morningstar's Bob Johnson, Susan Schmidt of Mesirow Financial, and Northern Trust's Carl Tannenbaum.
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 theFed's impact on the market, and reveal the best ways to fight inflation .