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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.
The Vanguard founder expects muted returns of less than 5% for stocks and 0% for bonds after inflation.
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.
Following stocks' year-to-date run, the Causeway manager says there's no reason to stick one's neck out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even excluding special factors, recent retail sales data suggest we have seen sharp improvement, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
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.
Investors should keep tabs on a few key indicators as Vanguard switches the benchmarks for 22 of its index funds.
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.
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.
We got news of both progress and backpedaling this week, reports Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
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.