Demographic trends could lead to a shortage of workers in the coming years, potentially boosting the wages of some skilled positions but hurting corporate earnings, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Hear about Morningstar's latest take on energy stocks, the cost of equity, and real estate portals.
Subdued inflation complicates the Fed's path to normalization. Plus, a 'Grexit' forestalled, HP wobbles, and home-improvement retailers shine.
We serve up some solid ideas for taxable accounts among muni funds, tech stocks, MLPs, and core broad market ETFs.
Though both are preferable to accumulating cash, paying dividends is a better method for preserving shareholder value, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
The Fed's eventual rate hike may dislocate markets in the short term, but higher rates are necessary to bring us back to normal, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Reinvested dividends from GE, P&G, and Spectra Energy could boost an IRA over the long term, and the stocks also trade at attractive valuations today, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Morningstar's Russ Kinnel and Christine Benz highlight a more conservative, all-weather fund; a high-quality dividend-payer; and a higher-risk but well-managed bond fund as solid choices for an IRA.
The robust earnings growth of recent years is unsustainable and will probably slow to 4% to 6% over the long run, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
The exact timing of a rate increase shouldn't have a huge impact for most long-term investors. Plus, perspective on Wal-Mart's wage hike, Berkshire's energy sale, and Priceline's lift-off this week.