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.
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.
A recent Morningstar survey found that current closed-end fund investors are using the vehicles for retirement income, but potential investors desire more education.
With the U.S. market for life insurance mature, firms are increasingly looking to Asia for growth, says Morningstar's Drew Woodbury.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser sizes up the progress and potential roadblocks of the Window 8 launch, Bernanke's housing stimulus efforts, Buffett's succession plans, and more.
The Fed's stress tests confirm that Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp, and BB&T are the best bank bets for income investors, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Buffett has the discipline to guide capital back into his firm rather than use it for dividend payouts, but most companies are better off distributing excess cash to shareholders, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Berkshire's strong culture is a reminder that good management can help widen a moat, says Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina.
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Retired and soon-to-retire Morningstar.com readers swap tips for setting (and adjusting) travel budgets and stretching dollars on the trip.
Morningstar.com readers enthuse about the wallet-friendly virtues of off-peak travel, apartment rentals, and dining where the locals do.
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