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 .
Stocks eked out gains amid Fed-watching, continued mergers and acquisitions, and the ongoing Greek debt crisis.
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Interest rates appear poised to rise further over time as the economy improves, creating an environment in which high yield should continue outperforming investment-grade.
There is some improvement, but uncertainty looms, 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 .
New data show the U.S. manufacturing sector looking better, but don't expect a return to robust growth, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Given the downward revision to March's report and slow GDP growth, employment looks set to be weaker in 2015 than it was last year, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
There are reasons to be pessimistic about this month's data but also plenty of signs that employment growth is still on track, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .