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.
Taking advantage of automatic investment plans, focusing on what you can control, and benchmarking your portfolio against your own goals (versus today's hottest picks) can help keep investors' retirement plans disciplined and on-track.
Slowing demand has pushed gold prices down during the past year, but good exposure to the commodity can be had through several growth-oriented names.
With the SEC dismissing a plan to reform the money fund industry, Morningstar's Eric Jacobson examines potential risks as well as focus points for investors going forward.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser reports on European high hopes, former highfliers, and more in this week's roundup.
Although the employment market is anything but robust, it's also not likely as weak as the government data would suggest, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Even if the NIH is drastically cut, we don't see a doomsday scenario for these companies, and some of the industry's stronger players are now trading at attractive valuations.
Quirks in auto and education employment, plus recent strength in the consumer sector could impact Friday's jobs report, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
The Dodge & Cox Income manager discusses the fund's ongoing rate-risk mitigation, recent reduction in agency mortgages, and non-U.S. dollar-dominated picks.
Several low-cost, subadvised, and wider-ranging funds made Christine Benz's shortlist of investment candidates for retirees using the so-called 'bucket approach.'
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant isn't optimistic about the market's--or Europe's--prospects for the rest of the year, though several stocks currently present buying opportunities.
As summer wanes, the housing, retail, and policy sectors prepare to get back to work.
Despite a downward trend in GDP over the last two quarters, the number is less dire on a year-over-year basis and is poised to strengthen in the third and fourth quarters.
Delaying Social Security benefits until age 70 offers the best return for retirees, but there are instances when it's helpful to claim as early as possible.
Near-term headwinds pose no long-term setback for the company's low-cost advantages, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins.
Morningstar research found that the 4% withdrawal rate is not as practical for retirees as many think, while an optimal approach combines mortality rates with portfolio performance.