Monday, September 01, 2014
Video Report
Why a total stock market index can make more sense than a basket of more specialized products.
Stock Strategist
But a strong quarter doesn't change our fair value estimate for this data-analytics software firm.
    Improving Your Finances
    While hybrid life/long-term care policies offer flexibility, today's purchasers could be fighting the last war.
    You Tell Us
    We'd like to hear your out-of-the-box tips for controlling college expenses.
      Morningstar Minute
      Sector Update
      Housing prices compared to average household income in Canada are currently at historical highs and among the highest in the world.
        Morningstar Specialists
        Bob Johnson: Reading Indicators
        Hopefully, their boost in savings will start to burn a hole in the economy's pocket.
          Rekenthaler Report
          Patience, emerging-markets stocks, and municipal bonds.
            Matt Coffina: Wide-Moat Investing
            This health-care REIT, MLP, and oil-services firm stand out as relative bargains in today's richly valued market, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
              Christine Benz: Real-life Finance
              For a small category, the world-bond group features a confusing array of choices.
                Sam Lee: Rational Investing
                It's all about low costs, a sensible strategy, and sound ethics.
                  Russ Kinnel: Fund Investing
                  Morningstar's director of manager research bought shares of a Silver-rated and a Gold-rated foreign-stock fund.
                    Josh Peters: Dividend Investing
                    Kinder’s reorganization brings upside potential, but even after the change, its payout coverage is too thin for conservative income investors, says Morningstar DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters.
                      Mutual Funds
                      Video Report
                      As liquidated or merged funds fall off the record, fund category returns and fund company literature don't tell the whole story.
                        Real Life Finance
                        Heard on the Boards
                        Extra income, a sense of purpose, and social connections are just some of the reasons retirees give for staying in the labor force.
                          Stocks
                          Commentary
                          These stocks might be too small for Warren Buffett, but individual investors may want to give them a look.
                            ETFs
                            ETF Spotlight
                            This ETF offers the greatest exposure to homebuilding companies, which have significantly trailed the broader market since the start of 2013 but which recently have posted some good news.
                              Closed-End Funds
                              CEF Weekly
                              A closer look at MLP and covered call closed-end funds.
                              Bonds
                              Commentary
                              Our study shows that diversified portfolios perform just fine.
                                Perspectives
                                Perspectives: Knowledge@Wharton
                                Argentina's default issues will probably be resolved without major disruptions, but some major risks remain.
                                  Market Indexes
                                  DJIA
                                  17,098
                                  18.9
                                  0.1%
                                  S&P 500
                                  2,003
                                  6.6
                                  0.3%
                                  NASDAQ
                                  4,580
                                  22.6
                                  0.5%
                                  Morningstar U.S. Market
                                  5,061
                                  18.8
                                  0.4%
                                  Morningstar Small Cap
                                  7,666
                                  49.8
                                  0.7%
                                  Commodity Futures
                                  Gold
                                  $1,285.80
                                  -0.23%
                                  Sep 14
                                  Light Crude
                                  $95.77
                                  1.29%
                                  Oct 14
                                  Natural Gas
                                  $4.04
                                  -0.10%
                                  Oct 14
                                  Maturity
                                  %Yield
                                  6 Month
                                  0.05
                                  2 Year
                                  0.48
                                  5 Year
                                  1.63
                                  10 Year
                                  2.35
                                  30 Year
                                  3.09
                                  1 Yr Ago
                                  Last Close
                                  Data as of last close