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.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: 20 days until the debt ceiling, BlackBerry picked for $4.7 billion, and two stocks worth a closer look.
The next 12 to 18 months will be slow and painful, but America's fundamentals support longer-term optimism, says University of Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee.
Fiscal uncertainty, a new Fed chair, and the upcoming taper are likely to introduce more volatility in equity and fixed-income markets, says BlackRock's Heidi Richardson.
The adage is only partially correct.
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