Why Morningstar's Bob Johnson is not the most optimistic guy on the street.
In this special presentation touching on consumer spending, employment, natural resources, and more, Morningstar's Bob Johnson details how the U.S. economy can convalesce after tough times.
Economic data this week was slow enough to keep central bank stimulus flowing yet good enough to avert recession fears, writes Morningstar’s Bob Johnson .
It's no secret the job market recovery has been sluggish, but the culprits might surprise you.
Investors remained focused on moats and income in April, while plummeting gold prices raised interest in gold-focused ETFs.
Don't get too excited over any reading that's much above the economy's true 2% underlying growth rate, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Morningstar's Bob Johnson explains the sources of higher prices, and what they're implying about the potential of future inflation.
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.
Although stable prices and tame inflation free up more dollars for consumers to spend, they also broadly underscore the economy's current speed bumps.
Although the interest rate spread between corporates and Treasuries looks reasonable, because interest rates themselves are so low, corporate bond investors aren't being adequately compensated on an all-in basis, says Morningstar's Dave Sekera.