Tue, 19 Jan 2016
January's stock market swoon puts a spotlight on liquid alternatives.
May was the worst month in over a year for flows to U.S. equities, while many core bond funds are receiving inflows as rising-rate concerns abate.
Fixed-income investors should consider playing defense because of potential credit problems or a spike in rates, but there's a risk of being too conservative, as well, says Morningstar's Russ Kinnel.
September and third-quarter asset-flows data show that investors remain cautious of interest - rate risk and a fully valued stock market, and instead prefer nontraditional bonds and foreign equities.
May flows data show investors are putting money to work in nontraditional fixed-income holdings, as well as emerging-markets equities, for perceived better returns.
Morningstar's Christine Benz demonstrates how to make a bucket portfolio best work for you, touching on allocation, RMDs, other income sources, and more.
Investors should dig into their bond portfolios to understand all the places their managers are hunting for yield, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
In this special one-hour presentation, Morningstar experts share their takes on how investors can navigate a world with slightly overvalued stocks, an uncertain interest - rate environment, and a slow-growing economy.
Janus, DoubleLine, and Goldman Sachs are among the latest to try their hand at strategies that aim to defy rising interest rates .
A rise in rates could hurt the bond portion of your college-savings portfolio, but don't lose perspective.
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