As investors debate the challenges of interest-rate and credit risks, they should also understand the role bonds play in their portfolios, says Morningstar's Sarah Bush.
Families of future and current college students should be mindful of the effects of sequestration, a university's 'Scorecard,' their own savings projections, and their future debt loads.
Slowing demand has pushed gold prices down during the past year, but good exposure to the commodity can be had through several growth-oriented names.
The market is undervaluing how the boost in new customers will offset new regulations for managed-care companies, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
A recent Morningstar survey found that current closed-end fund investors are using the vehicles for retirement income, but potential investors desire more education.
Morningstar's Christine Benz addresses who sequestration will and won't affect, changing prices for long-term care, and a timely mortgage-paydown strategy.
Despite a mixed bag in the tech giant's fiscal first quarter, the firm's growing earnings power makes Apple shares attractive, says Morningstar's Brian Colello.
Cara Esser explains the fundamentals behind Morningstar's CEF Analyst Ratings and what investors should keep in mind before buying or selling a fund.
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