2012 Investment Outlook
While they wait for interest rates to rise and a chance to reinvest for greater yield, advisers remain parked in short-duration, high-quality fixed-income instruments.
For U.S. equity investors, the next 12 months may be all about staying home.
What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, banking analyst Meredith Whitney predicted that 2011 would bring “hundreds of billions of dollars” of municipal bond defaults due to intense fiscal stress on states and local governments.
Despite the generally dismal performance of alternative investment funds, investors continued to pour money into them in 2011.
Last year's stock market volatility has taken its toll: Financial advisers are a lot more skittish about equities now than they were at the start of 2011.
Explore your opportunities and be informed for your next move.
Mary Beth Franklin, InvestmentNews
Harley Gordon, CLTC