The packaged-foods merger makes sense from a strategic standpoint, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser . Plus, the Fed guessing game continues, and more.
Mounting eurozone deflation worries and mixed U.S. data joined ongoing geopolitical concerns to distress the markets this week, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser .
Central Bank recipes, leftover housing disappointments, and full valuations may still cause indigestion for investors, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser .
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 .
With inflation still low, a faster rate hike is not a foregone conclusion, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser . Plus, one step forward, one step back for Greece, and more.
Thanks to wage increases and energy savings, the consumer should drive the economy to good, but not great, growth in the second half, says Nuveen's Bob Doll.
Worry less about beating the benchmark and more about dividend growth and achieving your desired outcomes, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
We recently upgraded a few banks and enterprise software firms to wide moat status, and raised our fair value estimates on health-care REITs.
Coal headwinds should only be temporary for wide-moat Union Pacific, which gives it an advantage over other rail companies, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
Investors should watch the velocity of rate increases, keep Greece in perspective, and mind diversification in a world with very few good values.