A watershed moment for munis, Apple advances on China market, and more.
Holiday sales growth should increase over last year but is still far below pre-financial-crisis levels, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Markets editor Jeremy Glaser sizes up the thank-worthiness of the Fed, health-care spending, market valuations, and more.
This week: Boeing fair value climbs, J.P. Morgan pays out again, Best Buy takes the brunt of retail holiday woes, and more.
Morningstar's directors of personal finance and fund research list some favorite topnotch building blocks for beginning investors.
While individuals may have varying experiences with price inflation, the consumer price index is still a good indicator for the economy, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Investors queasy over market valuations may consider rebalancing, augmenting their cash stakes, and tilting toward undervalued pockets and proven flexible managers, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
As equity funds have fewer losses to offset gains, investors with taxable accounts should closely monitor their holdings and brace for larger tax bills this year.
Setting up automation, putting your plan in writing, and tilting conservative can help keep your portfolio on track to meet your goals, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
Although not an imminent risk for the U.S. economy yet, deflation could be very difficult to reverse if it takes hold, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.