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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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 How Secure Is ADT's Moat? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:31

Recent spin-off ADT has broad market share and solid competitive advantages, but several big-name telecom players also have their eyes set on the security space.

 Volpert: Diminishing Returns From Fed Action | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:45

Ken Volpert, head of Vanguard's Taxable Bond Group argues that the Fed's earlier stimulus efforts were much more effective than "QE3" is going to be, and also discusses why we're likely to go over the fiscal cliff--for a little while.

 Big Pharma Dividends Alive and Well | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:38

Pharmaceutical firms' lower-than-historical valuations and high-margin, patent-protected products are positive signs for investors seeking more yield.

 Today's Most Dominant Risk Factor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:05

All asset classes are currently being driven by central bank policy measures, and understanding the risks are critical for portfolio construction, says PIMCO's Vineer Bhansali.

 Is the Stock Market Priced for the Fiscal Cliff? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:25

There is a much higher probability of at least temporarily going over the cliff than is appeared to be baked into stock prices, says BlackRock iShares global head of investment strategy Russ Koesterich.

 Will They or Won't They? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:34

Policymakers and corporate leaders arrived at decision points this week.

 Are Fundamentals Firming for the Job Market? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:46

Some quirks boosted the September employment report, but several factors--including higher wages and a construction upturn--suggest tailwinds for further improvement ahead.

 Sonders: Baby Boomers Not the End of the Line for Markets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:47

A closer look at the echo boom and younger generations requires investors to take a more balanced view on the potential future effect of demographics on the markets, says Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders.

 Tax Talk: What to Do With Dividend Payers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:56

Christine Benz answers reader questions about how to handle dividend payers in light of potential 2013 tax increases.

 Tactics for Tax-Gain Harvesting This Fall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:47

Taking a capital gain this year on some securities could pay off for certain investors, even if capital gains rates remain at lower levels, says Pinnacle Advisory Group's Michael Kitces.

 What's Appetizing in the Kraft-Mondelez Split? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:32

Dividend investors might find Kraft's cash flow appealing, while Mondelez appears to be more fairly valued.

 Potash Prices Not Ready to Grow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:43

The summer drought is a near-term positive for potash producers, but they could feel pricing pressure from long-term oversupply.

 Morningstar Fund Experts Name Their Favorites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:42

This video is an excerpt from the recent Morningstar FundInvestor 20th Anniversary Celebration Roundtable webcast. You can also view the webcast in its entirety at Morningstar.com Morningstar FundInvestor editors, past and present, offer some of their top fund picks for today.

 Sweet or Sour? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:48

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser offers a taste of housing news, Spain's new budget, GDP revisions, and third-quarter stock performance.

 Will the Economy Break Earnings' Win Streak? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:41

Wall Street expects 3Q will be the first down quarter of earnings in the recovery, but the U.S. economy should pick up some global slack, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

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