Earnings reports this week showed how Netflix, IBM, Microsoft, and eBay are thinking about their futures. Plus: Europe's QE is no cure-all.
Enforced discipline is key to ensuring you're saving enough to meet your needs, says Morningstar director of personal finance Christine Benz
Before going passive, investors need to check under the hood and examine expenses, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
We break down this week's Swiss surprise. Plus, our take on big bank results, Tiffany's sell-off, and Priceline's new 5-star status.
Anticipation was building this week for the ECB to start a quantitative easing program, while a Greek exit from the eurozone re-emerged.
Higher rates could bring much-needed yield to safer investments but could also crunch longer-term bond holdings and some areas of the stock market, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
Wide-moat stocks have performed better than the market overall as investors sought stability in a fully valued market.
Plus, a 'patient' Fed sparks a rally, FedEx under-delivers, and more.
It was a good year for wide-moat stocks overall, but Exxon, Amazon, and a few others lagged the market, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
Morningstar's director of personal finance says bond gains, oil's fall, and Bill Gross' big move topped the unexpected list this year.