Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser digs into Microsoft's weak quarter, Google's unwelcome surprises, and brick-and-mortar retailers' continuing battle against their cyber rivals.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: 17 months and no turnaround at J.C. Penney, a 14% drop-off for PCs, and more.
Leadership changes and litigation risk should not scare investors away from financials, as quarterly results show that several names are currently a fairly good deal, says Morningstar's Jim Sinegal.
Gareth Thompson of [codepotato] outlines the essential steps to building--and maintaining--a great financial adviser website.
TIPS, real estate, and commodities are great inflation-hedging, liquid investments, says Morningstar's David Blanchett, who details the importance of exposure to these assets.
Growth for timber companies, land-development businesses, and retailers still has ways to go as the real estate recovery matures, says Third Avenue manager Jason Wolf.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant says better revenue opportunities exist in the U.S. now than in foreign markets, and investors should demand discounts for firms with large non-U.S. sales footprints.
Retirees should be aware of how costs can eat into their portfolio balances, and consider making withdrawal adjustments every year, says Morningstar's David Blanchett.
Among Vikram Pandit's last jobs as Citigroup Inc.'s chief executive officer was to decide the fate of the bank's hedge-fund unit, which employs some of his oldest colleagues. He agreed to give them most of it for free.
Many funds have multiple share classes, but the expected time horizon is a key determinant of the appropriate one to chose for your portfolio.
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