Thu, 23 Feb 2017
Faulty comparisons can lead us to use the wrong benchmarks in life.
With very low yields, it's important for retirees to refocus on cash flow, use high-quality bonds as a shock absorber, and hold some cash in their portfolios, says Christine Benz .
Muni- bond funds continue to experience high investor demand, and Morningstar's Miriam Sjoblom offers picks for core and noncore holdings.
Director of personal finance Christine Benz will help you check your true exposures and stress-test your holdings in session 2 of Morningstar's 2012 Midyear Financial Checkup.
TIPS, real estate, and commodities are great inflation-hedging, liquid investments, says Morningstar's David Blanchett, who details the importance of exposure to these assets.
Inefficient contributions and withdrawals and poorly timed asset purchases are among the many common tax-related blunders, but Morningstar's Christine Benz offers solutions to avoid such pitfalls.
The large-cap spectrum saw the most outflows in 2012, which has created opportunities to buy several Gold-rated funds on the cheap.
Morningstar's Christine Benz discusses how to improve your take-home return by reducing the drag of unnecessary tax exposure.
In addition to moving from stocks to bonds , investors may also pivot away from more volatile intra-asset-class tilts as they move into retirement, says Morningstar's Christine Benz .
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