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.
In this special 50-minute panel discussion, Morningstar's Christine Benz, Russ Kinnel, and John Rekenthaler chart fund investing's course over the last two decades, discuss investors' biggest challenges today, and reveal some of their favorite longtime picks.
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.
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.
Now that the Fed has slowed raising interest rates, it may be time to increase your bond fund holdings. You may also want to consider inching your way out from short-term bonds to intermediate-term bonds. So let's go through a little refresher course of what you need to know as you venture into the ...