We're also watching consumption data for signs of inflation. Plus, home sales, a revision to the second-quarter GDP reading, and durable goods orders.
Even with another rate hike on tap for this year, we think the normalization of rates will be a slow process.
The narrow-moat pet food leader has a good reputation, a premium-only lineup, and an attractive valuation.
Given the active bent of strategic beta ETFs, Morningstar's Ben Johnson says it is unsurprising that some are having trouble keeping up with more vanilla benchmarks.
Northern Trust's Carl Tannenbaum thinks the Fed has learned the lessons of the taper tantrum and has adequately prepped investors for higher rates and a smaller balance sheet.
Alex Bryan compares strategic beta funds against cap-weighted funds to see if the strategies are really so unique.
Franklin International Growth features an intriguing process and stable team.
The travel-services firm has a powerful network effect, and recent initiatives will drive growth.
On the 25th anniversary of Morningstar FundInvestor, former editors look back at how the industry has changed and what the future could hold.
Research shows that low costs are the best predictor of success, and that applies to active funds, too, says Russ Kinnel.