Tue, 25 Nov 2014
How increased merger activity shapes the risks and opportunities for this niche group of mutual funds.
After a period of relative calm, the Italian elections and fight over the sequester underscore some of the structural problems facing the global economy; investors should be prepared for volatility, says Morningstar's Jeremy Glaser .
With more firms decreasing (or eliminating) their payouts, DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters highlights what investors should look for to ensure stable, long-term dividend income.
Moat trend, valuation, and stewardship all were large factors in StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina's recent adjustments to the Tortoise and Hare portfolios.
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 .
Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins discusses the index's selection process and highlights one of the recent additions.
Although the two office-supplies companies could realize meaningful cost synergies, the combined firm would still face enormous competitive pressures, says Morningstar's Liang Feng.
Investors have started to pay attention to risk again, but market valuations overall don't offer much margin of safety, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant details our 10-year track record for stocks , particularly the strong outperformance of 5-star names with competitive advantages.
Stocks may be fully valued, but there are still some equities at bargain prices.
These management teams should be good stewards of shareholder capital in today's uncertain environment.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina offers some of his new investment ideas following a quarterly rebalancing of the Wide Moat Focus Index.
In an overall fairly valued market, it's time to be selective.
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