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Jason Stipp is director of Morningstar's individual investor products.

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The Fed sits still, Facebook gets ahead of itself, Apple's quarter is good enough, and more.

This week: More fuel for Fed stimulus, Netflix shares overshoot, and McDonald's hits the value menu for long-term investors.

Washington's policy debates and debacles could create real short- and long-term risks for equities, but stock investors shouldn't wave the white flag, says Morningstar's Jeremy Glaser.

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: three wide-moat names worth a look, an 89-day deal in Washington, and more.

Investors too often use an atypical success story, such as Google, instead of the more common unsuccessful venture, when seeking a basis of comparison for a new investment idea.

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: 20 days until the debt ceiling, BlackBerry picked for $4.7 billion, and two stocks worth a closer look.

As Washington is in full market view--with the Fed's potential tapering, Bernanke's successor, and the debt-ceiling debate--Nuveen's Bob Doll addresses the possible outcomes and their effects.

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Fed defies predictions, dividend days for Microsoft, and JPMorgan's Whale tale continues.

Morningstar's Bob Johnson on the Federal Reserve's rationale for continuing its bond-buying program and what it means for interest rates, the economy, and the Fed's options going forward.

There is certainly room for improvement in these plans, but the factors that matter most to 401(k) investors' success are within their control.

On the fifth anniversary of Lehman's collapse, Morningstar experts highlight the role of emotion, liquidity, leverage, and a sound gameplan in the fortunes of investors through the financial crisis.

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Lehman five years on, Apple's non-game-changer, lululemon's downtime, and more.

On the fifth anniversary of Lehman's collapse, Morningstar experts highlight the role of emotion, liquidity, leverage, and a sound gameplan in the fortunes of investors through the financial crisis.

Despite a lackluster August jobs report and downward revisions to June and July, the Fed is likely to move forward with plans to curb bond buying, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

Investors needn't dump their high-quality dividend-payers but should consider adding other types of stocks to temper their equity allocation's interest-rate sensitivity, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Europe perks up, perspective on J.P. Morgan's latest headache, Home Depot builds momentum, and more.

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: a shakeup in J.C. Penney's board, the DOJ seeks to ground a major airline merger, and BlackBerry mulls a sale.

Consumer data have risen off recent lows but are still closer to the bottom than the top of their recent ranges and facing some headwinds, reports Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: the Bank of England gets explicit, housing reform at the door, and a good deal delivered to Washington Post shareholders.