Mon, 9 Dec 2013
Emerging markets ETFs that employ factor investing methodolgies avoid some of the drawbacks of cap-weighted approaches. Here are our top picks.
Eye-popping yields are scarce for many bond ETFs , but Morningstar's Sam Lee points out some attractive funds that focus on corporates, emerging markets , and Europe .
October data show continued inflows for bonds (including riskier fixed-income assets), while investors withdrew money from U.S. stock mutual funds and ETFs .
Low-volatility strategies look attractive for developed-markets exposure today, says Morningstar's Sam Lee.
With more than 50% of the global market cap being outside the U.S., investors are missing good opportunities if they take a domestic-only approach, says Morningstar's Marta Norton.
After heavy flows into fixed income in 2012, investors likely won't see strong capital appreciation in bonds in 2013, says Morningstar's Mike Rawson.
Morningstar investment experts Russ Kinnel, Matt Coffina, Josh Peters, and Sam Lee answer viewer questions about the current market and the best opportunities in stocks, funds, and ETFs today.
ETF and open - end asset flows combined show a strong preference for bonds , emerging markets , and passive funds, while active U.S. stock fund managers and money market funds have suffered the brunt of outflows.
August saw continued big bond - fund redemptions and a divergence of institutional and individual investor flows in emerging - markets funds.
For investors looking to build a portfolio based on rock-bottom fees, here's a list of funds and ETFs that can serve as building blocks.
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