After a few false starts, the auto industry is finally hitting a setback-free recovery in 2012, according to Morningstar's Dave Whiston.
Since the taper talks began, conditions have improved for dividend investors, who can now buy quality names without being vulnerable to long-term interest-rate spikes, says DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters.
Morningstar's new Stewardship Ratings for stocks can help reveal if management teams are working in shareholders' best interests or just their own.
It's not just bonds that feel the impact of an interest-rate increase, but the effects on stocks historically haven't been the same, says StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina.
Even after a strong rebound from the market trough in 2009, the U.S. auto sector still has room to run.
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