Top of the Investment Pops

Fund managers, economists and Morningstar analysts offer their insights into the future of inflation and how to prepare your portfolio

Holly Cook 4 April, 2011 | 4:02PM

Of the ten most read articles on over the past week, top of the investment pops were insights from fund managers, economists and Morningstar's own ETF analysts into the inflationary environment. A shift in the fees paradigm, the relationship between fund performance and stewardship, and the changing role of emerging markets investing were also among the most popular. Have you read our most popular articles? Find out below, or by searching our online article archive.

Economic Commentary
Inflation Not a Concern in the Medium Term Despite hyper-talk of inflation, it's unlikely to get much worse in the medium term, but investors should diversify for the long-term impact.

Fund Commentary
Allianz: BRICs Could Return as GEM Leaders in 2011 The BRICs are looking better value than other emerging markets, says Nick Smith, Director at Allianz Global Investors.

Seeking Value in Developed and Emerging Markets Dodge & Cox’s Diana Strandberg and Charles Pohl discuss how Europe’s debt crisis created opportunities and which sectors still have attractive valuations.

Funds With Principles Make Good Partners A new Morningstar study shows Stewardship Grades predict success for fundholders.

Talking 'Bout a Low-Cost Revolution There is something rather extraordinary happening in the funds market, says Richard Romer-Lee of OBSR, a Morningstar company.

ETF Commentary
What is the Difference between an ETF and an ETP? Part I of our guide to ETFs, ETPs, ETCs and other exchange-traded products whose acronyms could cause exchange-traded confusion.

Inflation Protection is a Pick and Mix Deal Relying solely on eurozone inflation-linked bond ETFs may not always give you full inflation protection.

Has Silver Lost Its Shine? The popularity of ETFs helped drive silver's price to relative highs.

Equity Commentary
Is the Integrated Oil and Gas Model Burned Out? To boost returns, integrated firms are shedding downstream assets.

Oh, the Joys of Restored Dividends Wolseley’s restored dividend could increase the shares' appeal relative to other traditional dividend plays.

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About Author Holly Cook

Holly Cook  is Managing Editor of