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 .
The headline number could be driven lower by decelerating growth in a handful of key sectors, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Some factors that are benefiting U.S. consumers are simultaneously weighing down corporate earnings in key sectors, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .