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This video is an excerpt from the recent Morningstar FundInvestor 20th Anniversary Celebration Roundtable webcast. Tune in to Morningstar.com Saturday, Sept. 29 to view the webcast in its entirety. Morningstar's John Rekenthaler, Russ Kinnel, and Christine Benz say investors should look past any uncertainties ahead of the presidential election and focus on the underlying fundamentals of their holdings.
Recent rebalancing of Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index shows that quality stocks aren't nearly as cheap as they were this time last year.
Most newly public firms have taken advantage of JOBS Act provisions in the last few months, but that doesn't mean these offerings are any safer for investors.
Despite their extra income, nonrated municipal bonds can expose investors to lower-credit-quality, less-liquid issues with a tremendous research requirement, says Morningstar's Eric Jacobson.
Industry headwinds could slow down some companies, but further central bank moves and improving housing data offer the economy much-needed support.
Improving residential real estate data could have a big impact on jobs and the recovery, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
These actively managed, dividend-focused funds can be opportunistic as the chase for yield continues into passive products.
FundInvestor editor Russ Kinnel says these solid funds have stood the test of time.
Morningstar's Cara Esser breaks down our Analyst Ratings for closed-end funds and names the CEFs that are worthy of gold status.
Performance, manager turnover, and other issues have knocked some fund firms off their game, says Morningstar FundInvestor editor Russ Kinnel.
Although there are some instances when it could pay off, holding too much employer stock is a bad idea, says Morningstar's David Blanchett.
Policymakers and corporate leaders appeared to take decisive steps this week, but are they moving in the right direction?
The Fed's latest action is distinct from earlier measures in a few important ways, but it's still no silver bullet, says Morningstar's Jeremy Glaser.
Investors should appreciate the risk trade-off, the effects of inflation, and the value that a fund manager can add in certain higher-yielding assets, says Morningstar's Shannon Zimmerman.
Taking advantage of automatic investment plans, focusing on what you can control, and benchmarking your portfolio against your own goals (versus today's hottest picks) can help keep investors' retirement plans disciplined and on-track.