Investing Insights from Morningstar.com (Video)
Summary: Get stock, fund, and ETF picks, plus weekly market insights, investing tips, retirement advice, and exclusive fund manager interviews from Morningstar’s director of equity research, director of personal finance, and stock and fund analyst team. Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a world-leading provider of independent investment research.
We examine qualified charitable distributions, Caterpillar, and Comcast on this week's episode.
A special presentation from Morningstar Management Behind the Moat Conference.
This week on the podcast: 3 impressive low-volatility funds; 5 key retiree healthcare trends; opportunity in this wide-moat software firm; Russ Kinnel asks when will active managers feel the pain; we highlight our latest HSA plan grades; and Vanguard’s Maria Bruno talks required minimum distributions.
This week on the podcast: T. Rowe Price’s year of fund upgrades; tips for Medicare open enrollment; Baird’s Tim Steffen discusses year-end tax planning; Alec Lucas analyzes this world large-stock option; Aron Szaprio on the implications of the midterm elections for investors; and dividends in the cereal aisle.
This week on the podcast: Earnings flow in with GE and Facebook in the spotlight; an upgrade for this midcap value fund; Vanguard's Fran Kinniry on portfolio construction amid lower returns; popular target-date funds; funds that could be cash alternatives; and as the Red Sox celebrate their World Series win, Boston Beer looks expensive.
This week on the podcast: Earnings results from 3M, AT&T, Verizon, and Tesla; Dividend opportunities in the energy sector; Christine Benz interviews Vanguard’s Joe Davis; Sarah Bush’s take on this PIMCO ETF; and Russ Kinnel on fund flows.
This week on the podcast: highlights from Christine Benz’s interview with Vanguard founder Jack Bogle; earnings results from Johnson & Johnson, Netflix, and IBM; 3 ETFs for Dividend Seekers; and opportunities in electric vehicles.
This week on the podcast: Four big fund upgrades and downgrades; What you should consider in a “forever home”; Telecom dividends; a fund pick in the nontraditional bond category; market-cap-weighted index funds are not broken; and two undervalued REITs.
This week on the podcast: Three funds that recently joined the Gold-rated fund club; a powerful merger with CVS-Aetna; a foreign large-growth fund on our radar; value in big tobacco; an undervalued narrow-moat utility; and healthcare shocks in retirement.
This week on the podcast: The Fed hiked interest rates this week, and we think banks are fairly valued; David Blanchett says targeting a specific date to stop working may not be an ideal strategy; Coke vs. Pepsi dividends; American Beacon SGA Global Growth is on our radar; wide-moat Mondelez looks undervalued; Jon Hale on his takeaways from recent ESG conferences.
This week on the podcast: Christine Benz lays out our best investment ideas and how to structure a portfolio in retirement.
This week on the podcast: It’s Ford versus GM dividends; Russ Kinnel on a 401(k) milestone; Patricia Oey discusses Vanguard’s Tax-Managed Balanced fund; Ilyce Glink on investing in real estate; Baird’s Mary Ellen Stanek analyzes the bond market; and a medalist upgrade for JPMorgan Small Cap Equity.
This week on the podcast: Ben Johnson on the oversold benefits of ETFs; three value funds heavy in tech; behavioral mistakes to avoid in financial planning; Travis Miller with utilities for long-term, fundamentals-focused investors; a top pick among long-term muni bonds; and Ilyce Glink on the financial and psychological benefits of paying off your house before retiring.
This week on the podcast: Ilyce Glink on what you need to know before buying property overseas; Russ Kinnel on an increase in yield for shorter-duration bond funds; Katie Reichart discusses a contrarian move with mid-value funds; four healthcare and retail REIT firms to keep an eye on; investment service firms that are thriving despite the growth of robo-advisors; and Jon Hale discusses our Carbon Risk Score.
This week on the podcast: Our picks for core foreign stock funds; Ed Slott on IRA Conversions; Beth Foos with a muni fund pick; Mark Cash’s analysis of Cisco; and convertible bond fund picks.