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Google and Berkshire made room for new strategies, while others got some room to maneuver this week, reports Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
Looking past the month-to-month volatility in retail sales reveals a trend of slow, tapering growth, with some hope for improvement in the months ahead.
Beyond their ability to stomach short-term volatility, investors should define their risk tolerance in terms of their actual risk capacity and the probability of hitting their retirement goals, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
Morningstar's Grady Burkett highlights the new dynamics in an increasingly mobile-driven sector, the effect of Europe woes on key players, the hallmarks of durability among social media names, and more.
Policymakers will likely keep tax rates low, but even if current rates expire, dividend payers would still offer a superior source of income, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
While liquidity may provide temporary relief, only debt reduction--and a creditor haircut--will put Europe back on the road to growth, says TCW's Komal Sri-Kumar.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser reports on the rivalries between Apple and Samsung, coupons and everyday low pricing, and more.
Although the economy needs to improve before the Fed raises key rates, some dividend payers might act as good hedges amid higher rates, while others have something to lose, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
While some check out, others may only dream of a getaway from recent corporate headaches, reports Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
Who will get the medal in synchronized bailouts, the long fall, and golden archery?
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.