Investors will be scrutinizing data this week--especially the unpredictable August job report on Friday--for anything that may sway the Fed at its September meeting.
Low oil prices may weigh on Carpenter's energy-industry shipments but are unlikely to disrupt its sticky aerospace business.
Concerns over a slowing China aren't new but did intensify this week, sending stocks on a roller coaster. But bargain-hunters may have little to show for it.
Investors who are bullish on Internet companies--including Amazon, Google, and Facebook--but want to avoid single-stock risk can consider First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index.
Although utilities took a particularly strong beating and energy continues to look shaky, the overall backing for dividends across most of the market still looks solid, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Even as energy continues to be a drag, a surprisingly strong housing market suggests that the U.S. economy may be picking up steam, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Wide-moat Amgen and Roche look the most insulated, while narrow-moat AbbVie looks the most exposed to competition from the generics of the biotech industry.
Morningstar StockInvestor's Matt Coffina explains why he still likes Baidu and Time Warner, but why he isn't rushing to put cash to work.
Morningstar's Ben Johnson discusses the recent pricing disconnect, and outlines some best practices for investors looking to trade ETFs.
The depth of the market sell-off isn't justified by the data out of China, but that doesn't mean stocks look cheap today, says Morningstar's Francisco Torralba.
Bronze-rated BlackRock Global Long/Short Equity has met with success using both traditional factor analysis and big data to predict companies' future returns.
Despite relatively frequent corrections of 10% or more, equities are still good long-term performers for investors, says the Oakmark manager.
©2014 Morningstar Advisor. All right reserved.