Investing Insights (Video)
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.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser sizes up the scenarios on the fiscal cliff, health-care reform, Fed policy, bank regulation, and more following this week's election.
Tuesday's election eliminated some uncertainty around health-care reform, but the market is still undervaluing several firms in the sector, say Morningstar's Alex Morozov and Matt Coffina.
It's possible to address the deficit while still maintaining economic growth, but swallowing the whole fiscal cliff at once would be too much for the economy, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
David Blanchett explains how a new Morningstar metric captures the extra income an investor can earn by making better financial decisions.
Retirement expert Mark Miller urges pre-retirees to be mindful of how age, Medicare, and spousal strategies all interplay with Social Security benefits.
Markets editor Jeremy Glaser examines how hurricane cleanup may impact the insurance and energy sectors, what a senior leadership cleanup at Apple means for the firm, and more.
Solid October employment gains along with upward revisions to prior months show a job market approaching what we'd typically expect for an economic recovery, say Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj.
October job gains could come in modestly higher than consensus given a positive seasonal adjustment factor, recent economic trends, and possible tailwinds from construction and retail.
Though the storm will subtract from fourth-quarter GDP, the rebuilding process could have a mild stimulative effect over time, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
And not in the good way, as Morningstar's Eric Jacobson cautions that numerous portfolios in the category have proved to be more volatile and have lower returns than some might think.
Though dividend payments in the U.S. have been lackluster for years, recent trends, particularly in the tech sector, could turn the tide, says Sanibel Captiva Investment Advisers' Pat Dorsey.
This is not the kind of earnings season investors have gotten used to, but some companies are faring better than others.
Vanguard founder Jack Bogle warns of the significant problems in the defined-benefit and defined-contribution spaces and suggests solutions to get retirement planning back on track.
Despite a mixed bag in the tech giant's fiscal first quarter, the firm's growing earnings power makes Apple shares attractive, says Morningstar's Brian Colello.
Earnings disappointments so far have largely been tied to overseas--not U.S.--weakness, as well as sector-specific issues, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.