Morningstar director of economic analysis Bob Johnson addresses recent sluggishness in the economy and makes the case for better growth in the second half of the year.
New and existing home sales and pricing data were positive this week, but a rush to beat rising rates may taper in a few months, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
With most of the debt now being held by institutions, contagion is no longer a concern, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Friday's employment report will likely bring another good, but not great, headline number; however, workers should finally see some wage growth, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
This exchange-traded fund is one of the best bargains in the consumer cyclical Morningstar Category.
May's better-than-expected employment report will likely lead to a boost in rates as early as September, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
In Session 1 of the 2013 Morningstar Individual Investor Conference, Northern Trust's Katie Nixon, Charlie Bobrinskoy of Ariel, and Morningstar's Bob Johnson tackle today's macro questions on government policy, economic growth, inflation, and more.
There is some improvement, but uncertainty looms, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Consumers' net worth has improved dramatically since the recession, but that doesn't mean everybody is feeling wealthier, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Given the dramatic downward revision in first-quarter GDP this week, it will be mathematically difficult to hit 2% growth for the full year, but more revisions may be coming, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .