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Large-cap funds fared far better than small-cap in the U.S., while emerging markets held up better among overseas offerings, says Morningstar's Russ Kinnel.
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Compared with other investments, the income consistency that dividends provide on a pretax basis allows them to retain their value and practicality even if tax rates increase, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Companies that have solid intellectual property and very strong portfolios around software will continue to drive earnings growth and are good long-term holdings, says Morningstar's Grady Burkett.
While Warren Buffett may have put the kibosh on a dividend for Berkshire's shareholders, he and the rest of our Ultimate Stock-Pickers continue to hold stocks yielding more than the S&P 500 Index.