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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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 Making Room | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:11

Google and Berkshire made room for new strategies, while others got some room to maneuver this week, reports Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.

 Retail Sales Not as Bumpy as They Look | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:16

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.

 Rethinking Risk Tolerance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:49

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.

 What to Watch in Tech Today | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:27

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.

 Dividends' Appeal Will Endure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:07

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.

 Only a Haircut Will Do in Europe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:16

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.

 5 Battle Lines in the Market | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:37

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser reports on the rivalries between Apple and Samsung, coupons and everyday low pricing, and more.

 That Good Dividend Yield Now Might Not Look So Good Later | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:39

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.

 Need a Vacation? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:49

While some check out, others may only dream of a getaway from recent corporate headaches, reports Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.

 The Market's Own Olympic Events | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:15

Who will get the medal in synchronized bailouts, the long fall, and golden archery?

 Round and Round Go Europe's Debt Problems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:29

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.

 What to Watch in Friday's GDP Report | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:20

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.

 Will Fundamental Investing Make a Comeback? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:47

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.

 Apple's Bumpy Road Ahead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:06

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.

 Investing in a 'Beyond Difficult' Bond Environment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:27

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.


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