Investing Insights (Video)
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Morningstar's Bob Johnson details the components of the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff, suggests a possible smaller-cliff scenario, and weighs the potential economic impact of both.
Recent spin-off ADT has broad market share and solid competitive advantages, but several big-name telecom players also have their eyes set on the security space.
Ken Volpert, head of Vanguard's Taxable Bond Group argues that the Fed's earlier stimulus efforts were much more effective than "QE3" is going to be, and also discusses why we're likely to go over the fiscal cliff--for a little while.
Pharmaceutical firms' lower-than-historical valuations and high-margin, patent-protected products are positive signs for investors seeking more yield.
All asset classes are currently being driven by central bank policy measures, and understanding the risks are critical for portfolio construction, says PIMCO's Vineer Bhansali.
There is a much higher probability of at least temporarily going over the cliff than is appeared to be baked into stock prices, says BlackRock iShares global head of investment strategy Russ Koesterich.
Policymakers and corporate leaders arrived at decision points this week.
Some quirks boosted the September employment report, but several factors--including higher wages and a construction upturn--suggest tailwinds for further improvement ahead.
A closer look at the echo boom and younger generations requires investors to take a more balanced view on the potential future effect of demographics on the markets, says Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders.
Christine Benz answers reader questions about how to handle dividend payers in light of potential 2013 tax increases.
Taking a capital gain this year on some securities could pay off for certain investors, even if capital gains rates remain at lower levels, says Pinnacle Advisory Group's Michael Kitces.
Dividend investors might find Kraft's cash flow appealing, while Mondelez appears to be more fairly valued.
The summer drought is a near-term positive for potash producers, but they could feel pricing pressure from long-term oversupply.
This video is an excerpt from the recent Morningstar FundInvestor 20th Anniversary Celebration Roundtable webcast. You can also view the webcast in its entirety at Morningstar.com Morningstar FundInvestor editors, past and present, offer some of their top fund picks for today.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser offers a taste of housing news, Spain's new budget, GDP revisions, and third-quarter stock performance.