Municipal bonds are a good buy, yet investors should keep an eye on Washington as states wait for funds from a national transportation bill.
Investors should not aggressively chase high yields in places like emerging market fixed income funds or junk bonds because they could lose big on the principal.
Micro-cap stocks should be viewed as an 'alternative to alternatives' because of their low correlation to other equity asset classes, said Machel Allen, CIO of Metis Global Partners.
Adding gold miner stocks and emerging markets bond funds to a portfolio will help reduce overall volatility, said Chris Minnucci, author of 'The Death of Buy and Hold.'
Home sellers pocket the highest prices in March, while buyers get far better bargains in November and December, said Stan Humphries, Zillow Chief Economist and Co-Author of 'Zillow Talk.'
Don't overlook potential deductions this tax season like missing items that carry over from a prior year or net gambling losses, said Greg Rosica, Tax Partner at Ernst & Young.
Investors in Israeli stocks are bullish after the country's election because the nature of the new coalition is in favor of reform, said Brian Friedman, President of Israel Investment Advisors.
Coca-Cola is still a global staple, especially in in emerging markets, even though younger Americans are drinking less soda, said Matt Jehn, managing partner at Royal Oak Financial Group.
Clients are better off underweighting their bond allocations due to valuation concerns in favor of equities and alternative assets.
Municipal bond prices have had a great run over the past year, but they still remain cheap compared to Treasury bonds.