Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Slowing economic growth in emerging markets weighed on hedge funds in November.
Investors should dig into their bond portfolios to understand all the places their managers are hunting for yield, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
The recent sell-off of gold and other commodities has led to advantageous discounts for precious-metals CEFs, but the funds should remain a small portion of your portfolio.
Investors may need to stretch for a bit more yield, but to get entirely out of a very safe bond index fund and into riskier fare should be unacceptable, says the Vanguard founder.
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.
Active ETFs may hold a tax advantage, but lack of 401(k) availability and the need to publish daily holdings have held back their growth versus their open-end brethren.
After strong flows into stock funds earlier this year, investor interest in equities is waning as bond funds remain in high demand, says Morningstar's Mike Rawson.
Higher correlations paradoxically have caused diversification--and investors' tools to attain it--to be even more important than they were before.
Ahead of Portfolio Makeover Week, Morningstar's Christine Benz offers tips to alleviate common concerns over retirement readiness, inflation, allocation, and more.
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