13 Best & Worst 529 College Savings Plans of 2014: Morningstar
ThinkAdvisor whittled down Morningstar’s look at 84 college investment plans to see which ones do it right — and wrong.
Muni Bond Experts Sound Short-Term Warnings on Puerto Rico, Long-Term on Local Munis
Morningstar panelists disagree on opportunities in Puerto Rico, but agree that the muni bond world is changing, not necessarily for the better.
Is the Market Efficient? Cliff Asness Says Yes, and No
At Morningstar, AQR Capital’s leader presents Fama and Shiller’s arguments and says he has “learned to live with my schizophrenia.”
The Contrarian Play: Emerging Markets Energy Sector
Emerging markets natural resource companies can be dirty companies, but they’re dirt cheap.
What’s Up With Bill Gross? Morningstar Crowd Baffled
Reaction to the PIMCO leader's keynote speech at Morningstar Investment Conference was quick, widespread and heavily digital.
A Fresh Look at Portfolio Construction: Setting Goals With the Client
To win clients, advisors must show prospects their clear and rational process in building portfolios.
ETF-Mutual Fund Hybrid: The Next Big Thing?
Active managers, take note: a new fund format in the works, ETMFs, could wring 50 basis points out of the cost of your mutual fund.
To the Active Managers Go the Spoils in 2014: Natixis
Among other predictions, Natixis sees a sharp split between winners and losers in the stock market, spelling middling results for indexers.
Sunglasses-Wearing Bill Gross Says He’s a ‘Cool Dude,’ Forecasts 3%-5% Return
PIMCO’s Gross speaks of “The Manchurian Candidate” and the press, says Total Return fund is outperforming, and waxes on “New Neutral” of real Fed rates.
Brightman, Ferri Slug It Out Over Smart Beta
Is smart beta really better beta? Research Affiliates' Chris Brightman says yes, but Rick Ferri was having none of it at a Morningstar conference debate.