The search giant's first-quarter results underscored the fact that even with Android's explosive growth, Google's bread and butter remains its still-fast-growing advertising business, says Morningstar's Rick Summer.
Morningstar's Rick Summer sees Facebook and Google dominating the Internet advertising market as Facebook finds better ways to monetize its massive user base.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: falling sales for Wal-Mart, rising hopes for Google, and a tremendous jump in Japan.
Cliffs plus ceilings, the Fed plus tightening, and Google plus regulators are just some of the pairings that caught investors' interest this week.
Google and Berkshire made room for new strategies, while others got some room to maneuver this week, reports Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
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.
Recent rebalancing of Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index shows that quality stocks aren't nearly as cheap as they were this time last year.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant details our 10-year track record for stocks, particularly the strong outperformance of 5-star names with competitive advantages.
These management teams should be good stewards of shareholder capital in today's uncertain environment.
Tips, strategies, and picks for tax-conscious investors: Feb. 15-19.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina shares takeaways from this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.
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