Jared Cummans: Investors have enjoyed the bull market that has been 2012, as a number of asset classes have experienced marked gains. But many are also aware that the growth in major equity benchmarks could come to a screeching halt at any time, especially if (and when) euro zone fears spark up again.
Michael Johnston: Perhaps the most popular fad among investors over the past couple of years has been interest in dividend-paying stocks; with yields at record lows and risk aversion regularly spiking, portfolios have shifted towards stocks of companies known for making regular distributions of their cash
JT McGee: Tracking error happens when a fund’s performance deviates from the performance of an index it seeks to track. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca:SPY) is supposed to track the performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P 500 index. Should the fund perform above or below the