Tue, 19 Jan 2016
January's stock market swoon puts a spotlight on liquid alternatives.
Even after a recent manager change, we still believe Bronze-rated Vanguard Convertible Securities is a solid, low-fee option for convertibles exposure.
Investors should keep their expectations in check with few asset classes looking particularly attractive and complacency in the marketplace, says Allocation Fund Manager of the Year David Giroux of T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation.
The fact that everybody is so nervous about bonds today actually makes us a little more positive, says 2012 Morningstar Allocation Fund Manager of the Year David Giroux.
SPDR Barclays Convertible Securities ETF is a smart buy for equity investors willing to trade some of the upside of equities for some downside protection and yield.
The low-cost Vanguard Large Cap Value Index makes Gold, and TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Value earns a Bronze for outperformance. Meanwhile, a manager change knocks Calamos Market Neutral Income down a notch.
With low yields and stretched valuations, today's bond market is a lot more about bond picking and building specific risk into the portfolio, says Loomis Sayles' Elaine Stokes.
The Social Security Administration's Doug Nguyen and Andrew Salata clarify misconceived Medicare rules, including premiums, enrollment dates, differences from Social Security, and more.
Morningstar's Gaston Ceron addresses the short- and long -term prospects for and opportunities in ICE's takeover of NYSE Euronext.
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