Recent decelerating revenue growth has disappointed investors but is a temporary phenomenon, says Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina.
Morningstar's Bob Johnson sees the addition of jobs in the higher-paying sectors and a stable hours-worked metric as good signs for the labor market.
With economic growth stuck at 2%, jobs growth in July will likely slow from June's upbeat number to something closer to the 12-month average, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Although inflation has ticked up from 2013 levels, it remains below its historical average and a long way from a worrisome level, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
StockInvestor editor Paul Larson discusses the importance of investing in companies that can compound their intrinsic values, buying on the cheap, avoiding stop-loss orders, and more.
The financial crisis proved that tumultuous events can and do happen, and investors need to keep a long-term perspective in a market that is incredibly short-term focused, says StockInvestor editor Paul Larson .
StockInvestor editor Paul Larson details recent changes to Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index, noting how the rally in wide-moat names could have them more fairly priced than lower-quality stocks.
With the uptick in merger and acquisition activity, whether it be for tax-inversion or strategic reasons, investors should focus on the target company, which can benefit from the deal immediately.
Strategic deals at GE and Oracle will support their wide moats, while AbbVie aims for tax relief in its bid for Shire.
Tax advantages and economic moats allow master limited partnerships to offer investors much more than just high yields, says Morningstar's Paul Larson .