401(k) auto-enrollment and auto-escalation programs have made a big difference, but too many retirement savers are still being left behind, says behavioral science and economics professor Richard Thaler.
Both factors dramatically cut historical stock and bond returns, stressing the importance of tax-advantaged accounts and inflation-beating strategies.
Silver-rated Gateway Fund's 30-year track record demonstrates viability across full market cycles.
Ask yourself when you'll need the money, what your future tax bracket may be, and where you'll find the money to pay the taxes due upon conversion, says retirement expert Ed Slott.
Sales growth in the organic-food space should prove to be sustainable over the long term, but the related stocks are currently overvalued.
Leveraging Heinz's more extensive global footprint and efficient operations should help Kraft expand its earnings and competitive advantage, says Morningstar's Erin Lash.
International funds outpaced domestic, small-cap bested large-cap, and growth beat value.
ITC boasts much higher returns on capital and significantly lower risk than other utilities thanks to its friendlier regulatory situation, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
Recent data looks a little soft, but a better housing market should buoy up the weaker areas of the economy and make for a steady, staid 2015, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Investors should control for real risk--namely, the risk of losing money--at all times in their portfolios, says Oaktree's Howard Marks.