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Investing Insights

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.

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Podcasts:

 How Will the Election Affect Health Care? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:12

Morningstar's Matt Coffina breaks down how Republican or Democratic control in Washington each has its own positives and negatives for the health-care sector.

 Bogle's Outlook for the Market | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:31

The Vanguard founder expects muted returns of less than 5% for stocks and 0% for bonds after inflation.

 Have Questions About Morningstar's Analyst Ratings? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:39

Morningstar's Russ Kinnel tackles common questions related to our qualitative fund ratings system and details how Morningstar's analysts help investors with a specific rating.

 Ketterer: We're Taking Risk Down | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:35

Following stocks' year-to-date run, the Causeway manager says there's no reason to stick one's neck out.

 Why It Pays to Shop Around During Medicare Enrollment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:54

With double-digit increases looming for most Part D premiums, Morningstar columnist Mark Miller urges seniors to examine their options to ensure they are in the optimal drug plan for 2013.

 GE Keeps Sharpening Focus on Core Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:27

The near-term outlook for GE is good, but investors should wait for a bigger margin of safety in the shares before jumping in, says Morningstar's Daniel Holland.

 Tech Takeaways From a Rocky Week | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:02

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser digs into Microsoft's weak quarter, Google's unwelcome surprises, and brick-and-mortar retailers' continuing battle against their cyber rivals.

 Are Big Banks a Bargain? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:14

Leadership changes and litigation risk should not scare investors away from financials, as quarterly results show that several names are currently a fairly good deal, says Morningstar's Jim Sinegal.

 Consumers Show Some Fortitude | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:53

Even excluding special factors, recent retail sales data suggest we have seen sharp improvement, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

 Breaking Down This Year's 529 Plan Ratings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:39

Morningstar's Laura Lutton details the new ratings system used for 529 college-savings plans, what analysts look for in the plans, and improvements in the 529 industry.

 Three Things to Watch Following Vanguard's Index Swap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:30

Investors should keep tabs on a few key indicators as Vanguard switches the benchmarks for 22 of its index funds.

 Answering Your Questions on Bonds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:04

Morningstar's Eric Jacobson responds to reader concerns about fixed income in the current low-rate environment, touching on duration, whether to sell holdings, the idea of moving into cash, and more.

 Guideposts in an Uncertain Tax Environment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:36

Investors can do more harm than good when they start reacting to what they think might happen in a period of substantial uncertainty, says Vanguard's Joel Dickson.

 Pulling Back or Pushing Forward? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:20

We got news of both progress and backpedaling this week, reports Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.

 Measuring the Fiscal Cliff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:18

Morningstar's Bob Johnson details the components of the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff, suggests a possible smaller-cliff scenario, and weighs the potential economic impact of both.

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