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Germany is hitting negative sovereign yields, while Spanish regions and banks seek financial assistance from their parent country, which needs a bailout of its own.
Economic growth is expected to have slowed in the second quarter, but more housing-related spending could make up some slack in the consumption categories, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
As economic woes continue to make headlines, investors should tune out the macro noise and understand that good companies perform better in difficult times, says Sanibel Captiva's Pat Dorsey.
Growth is likely to keep slowing at Apple until the firm releases its next-generation iPhone, but the long-term future of the tech giant remains bright, says Morningstar's Michael Holt.
Despite safe assets looking truly overvalued, they still play a role in total portfolio construction, says JPMorgan Asset Management's global fixed-income CIO Gary Madich. Plus, hear Madich's take on opportunities in high yield, investing in munis, and using CPI swaps for inflation protection.
How Nokia, B of A, Yahoo, and others are tacking in a tough environment for their businesses.
Although the retail sales data has slowed in recent months, other factors, including signs of life in housing, suggest the consumer is holding up.
J.P. Morgan's Katherine Roy analyzes behavioral trends she's seeing among retirees and pre-retirees, including when to claim Social Security, having an adequate savings target, preparing for inflation, and much more.
Morningstar's Dan Culloton sizes up the fund firm's top and bottom performers year-to-date, discusses CIO Gus Sauter's impending retirement, and more.
Sanibel Captiva's Pat Dorsey addresses weakened earnings expectations for the quarter, Europe's effect on stock prices, and a tech name worth watching.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser digs into divergent views on stimulus, Europe's way forward, in the media market, and more.
Slowing in some emerging markets likely affects other emerging markets more than it harms the U.S. economy, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Pharmaceutical firms have adapted to their patent cliffs better than investors expected, and solid pricing power and improving pipelines are allowing them to push through macro headwinds.
Amid fears of long-term global systemic risk, investors are seeking to park cash in conservative vehicles that offer wealth preservation, income generation, and limited NAV volatility, says Fidelity's Bob Brown.
First Eagle's Matt McLennan finds high-margin-of-safety opportunities in areas that have experienced 'seasoned disappointment,' but he warns about today's sovereign markets.