In the short term, almost anything can happen, but in the long run, returns will likely be lower than recent history, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser .
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More than likely, it will mean smaller-than-usual dividend increases from companies with global footprints, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Earnings reports this week showed how Netflix, IBM, Microsoft, and eBay are thinking about their futures. Plus: Europe's QE is no cure-all.
December's housing data showed improvement, but the widening price gap between new and existing homes remains a concern, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Falling oil prices could be a tailwind for consumers and housing but a headwind for oil-driven local economies and corporate earnings, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Repeating a stellar 2014 will be tough for REITs and utilities, while some higher-yielding multinational firms are much more attractive today, says the Morningstar DividendInvestor editor.
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Some key sectors were down from November, but the year-over-over and inflation-adjusted data is still strong, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Anticipation was building this week for the ECB to start a quantitative easing program, while a Greek exit from the eurozone re-emerged.