What we'll be looking for in PepsiCo, Alcoa, and Yum earnings, along with Fed minutes next week.
Household, business, and federal-government debt growth is now relatively balanced and not too high or low, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
The third quarter's sell-off didn't create countless bargains, but we do see select opportunities in health care and elsewhere. Plus, sizing up the iPhone launch, and more.
The flexibility that individual investors have to capture excess returns gives them an advantage over less-agile institutional investors, says Research Affiliates' Jason Hsu.
In many cases, the market is already pricing in higher long-term rates, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Mediocre labor data is a sign that the Fed may have missed the window to raise rates and may instead need to start thinking about further stimulus, says Morningstar's Francisco Torralba.
Fidelity International Growth has beaten peers over time and held up better in down markets, making it a good addition to investors' watchlists.
Strategically speaking, currency exposure adds to your risk profile, but not your expected return profile, argues WisdomTree director of research Jeremy Schwartz.
Not only are the probabilities stacked against tactical allocation strategies, but even the successful ones can be hard for investors to stick with, says Vanguard senior investment strategist Fran Kinniry.
A forward-looking active manager may be able to sidestep companies and areas of the market where dividends are at risk, says Fidelity's Ramona Persaud.
Investors would be wise to stick with their long-term plan, as risk-taking will likely not be rewarded in the current market climate, says Vanguard's Joe Davis.
With several competitive advantages, a 3% dividend yield, and a 20% discount to our fair value estimate, now's a good time to consider investing in this narrow-moat regional bank.
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