This quarter's distributions to shareholders are not a flash in the pan, says Morningstar's Grady Burkett.
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.
Although the tech sector hasn't had the best earnings season, Apple, Microsoft, and others still have solid long-term fundamentals and are trading at attractive discounts.
As negative headlines continue to roll in, a market upswing suggests investors are expecting more stimulus action from the Fed.
Magellan Midstream Partners' CFO John Chandler discusses how his firm can earn a good return on capital by focusing on organic investments instead of expensive acquisitions.
Planner Mark Balasa of Balasa Dinverno Foltz says he's repositioning clients' fixed-income allocations to be prepared for potentially higher intermediate-term inflation.
Cyclical and economic concerns have hampered the tech sector but are also creating potential buying opportunities in large- and mid-cap names, according to Morningstar's Grady Burkett.
Depressed stock prices and increased market volatility can be a great combination for income-seekers to sell puts, says Morningstar OptionInvestor editor Erik Kobayashi-Solomon.
Widening investment-grade credit spreads and rising interest rates lead to losses.
While Warren Buffett may have put the kibosh on a dividend for Berkshire's shareholders, he and the rest of our Ultimate Stock-Pickers continue to hold stocks yielding more than the S&P 500 Index.
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