Valuation on the newly minted wide-moat firm may be reasonable, but potential investors need to appreciate the key business, regulatory, and stewardship risks, says Morningstar's RJ Hottovy.
Investors have been putting money back into bond funds as interest rates have unexpectedly dropped this year.
There can be good reasons to own dividend-focused ETFs, but investors looking for pure income may be better off in individual stocks, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
With dividend yields below long-run historical norms and the market overall looking pricey, growth in companies' intrinsic values will be key for stock investors, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
The U.S. economy and stock market should be able to absorb a measured rise in rates starting next year, but investors should expect subsequent raises to come soon after, says BlackRock's Russ Koesterich.
Morningstar analysts recently upgraded AIG's moat trend rating as the insurer improves its underwriting.
August may have seen the first monthly decline in overall prices this year, but several categories are still up on a year-over-year basis, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
As Fed policy tightens over the short term, investors will have to actively manage interest rate exposure while looking ahead to a 'new neutral' in the next three to five years, says PIMCO's Jerome Schneider.
Fidelity Municipal Income and T. Rowe Price Tax-Free High Yield hold up well when muni markets head south.
Constrained labor force and productivity growth will add up to only 2% real growth for the U.S. economy over the long term, says J.P. Morgan's David Kelly.