Outsized growth in the over-65 age category will likely translate to less spending and a headwind on economic growth over the next several decades.
Higher prices and interest rates, tight access to credit, and low inventories conspired to curb housing market growth, but there is still life left, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Fund-flow data show investors arriving late to the party as they've chased performance in emerging and then developed markets over the last several years.
August may have seen the first monthly decline in overall prices this year, but several categories are still up on a year-over-year basis, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
The Fed's latest U.S. consumer finance report showed decent income growth overall--but not across the board.
Plus, the Scotland vote's lesson for investors, inflation's abatement, and more.
Despite the Federal Reserve's tapering, U.S. interest rates have followed the downward trajectory of eurozone rates in 2014, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
The federal deficit is much lower now than it was a few years ago, but more adjustments in fiscal policy are needed to address the long-term deficit, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Looking past volatile trade and inventory data, we see upside for consumer and business spending in the second half, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Facing entrenched structural issues, the eurozone's days of robust growth are likely over, but there are some reasons for hope, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .