Morningstar StockInvestor editor Paul Larson discusses what investors should keep in mind when buying MLPs, plus an MLP stock pick to consider right now.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Paul Larson says the events in Japan will shape the fortunes of energy stocks, from incumbent nuclear players to coal producers.
Warren Buffett's $9 billion deal for Lubrizol won't have a major impact on earnings and leaves plenty of ammunition remaining for more big deals, says Morningstar's Gregg Warren.
Much of the oft-cited tax efficiency of an ETF actually depends on the fund's underlying holdings and strategy, as well as how it's used by investors, says Morningstar's director of North American ETF research Paul Justice.
Morningstar's Paul Justice on what investors should keep in mind about country-specific ETFs when turmoil or disaster strike.
Despite some dividend newcomers' recent eye-popping dividend increases, investors should continue to focus on stocks with a consistent history of dividend hikes, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
The unexpectedly quick rise in commodity prices after the downturn has allowed many miners to paper over their balance sheet sins, says Morningstar's Dan Rohr.
Valuations for pharmaceutical companies should rebound once investors look past today's patent expirations to tomorrow's new drugs, says Morningstar's Damien Conover.
Caught between a rock and a hard place, some packaged goods companies will try to roll out smaller, more frequent price increases to recoup rising input costs.
Home Depot's strong financial position and improving fundamentals are being overlooked by the market, leaving the firm's bonds undervalued, says Morningstar's Joscelyn MacKay.
Morningstar's Rick Tauber thinks Owens-Corning's bonds are offering a fair yield given the building-materials firm's financial position and global business.
Morningstar energy analyst Eric Chenoweth on Libya's role in the oil market, recent oil price trends, and the fear of unrest spreading in the Middle East.
Morningstar bond strategist Dave Sekera comments on recent trends, opportunities, and red flags in the muni market today.
Despite aggressive debt repayment at the large incumbent telecom players, most income investors would do better to take a little more risk on the firms' equity versus buying the debt.
Competitive pressures are making it hard for firms to raise prices to recoup higher costs, but investment opportunities in the sector remain, says Morningstar's Erin Lash.
Morningstar's Josh Peters shares his top dividend-paying retirement picks, including a tax-efficient way to buy MLPs in an IRA.
Three recent developments leave steel producer ArcelorMittal well-positioned to thrive, says Morningstar analyst Bridget Freas.
Morningstar credit analyst Jocelyn Mackay sees some disconnect in the trading of New York Times and Gannett bonds.
Despite the additional debt the firm is taking on to complete share buybacks, Kimberly-Clark's bonds still offer a compelling risk/return trade-off for investors.
A new CEO, a $5 billion share-repurchase program, and a handful of promising new drugs make Pfizer shares look cheap even after today's runup, according to Morningstar's Damien Conover.
Morningstar closed-end fund strategist Mike Taggart discusses the legwork behind our new CEF analysis and Qualitative Rating.
Overblown credit fears and several technical factors have created attractive opportunities in the municipal-bond market, says Nuveen Investments' John Miller.
With industrial orders rising, stabilization at GE Capital, and dispositions of non-core assets complete, General Electric is on track for a solid few years of results, says Morningstar's Daniel Holland.
As earnings seasons kicks into high gear, Morningstar's Josh Peters gives his advice on what investors should watch closely.
Cloud Peak is probably one of the most attractive names in the commodity space today, says Morningstar's Mike Tian.
Morningstar's Jaime Peters thinks the firm's solid fourth-quarter results potentially set the stage for two dividend increases in 2011.
Despite Microsoft's move to make Windows work on more competitors' chips, strong corporate spending should power Intel into the future says Morningstar's Andy Ng.
Restructuring during the crisis has left auto manufacturers well-positioned to benefit from the recovery in auto sales, say Morningstar's Dave Whiston and Rick Tauber.
Samsung executive vice president David Steel discusses the resilience of global demand for smartphones, tablets, and televisions.
Agfa-Gevaert is being unfairly punished by the market right now, says Morningstar's Bill Buhr.
Morningstar's Josh Peters looks at how dividend stocks may perform in 2011 and offers up one of his favorite stock picks for the new year.
Morningstar's markets editor Jeremy Glaser looks at how new technologies are altering the media landscape.
Some really impressive new tablets will be shipping to consumers in the next couple of months that could give Apple's iPad a run for its money.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser reports on 4G networks, Android, and ever-more powerful devices from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Intel's Kevin Sellers shares his thoughts on the state of the global consumer, the tablet market, corporate spending and more.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser finds encouraging signs for global consumer-electronics spending at the recent CES in Las Vegas.
Stocks had a solid showing during the last three months, but bonds stumbled.
Morningstar's director of ETF research says some of 2010's best new launches offer investors easy access to precious metal alternatives, targeted-maturity bonds, and emerging-markets debt.
These elf-sized stocks could be a great post-holiday gift for your portfolio.
Future dividend growth will be mostly determined by earnings and investor demand for yield, not changes to the tax code, says Morningstar DividendInvestor's Josh Peters.
Morningstar's Scott Burns would like to see more slicing and dicing on the fixed-income credit quality spectrum as well as an absolute return ETF.
Morningstar's Scott Burns discusses the state of precious-metal ETFs and what could bring the price of gold down.
Morningstar's Scott Burns expects to see continued fund flows into ETFs, more targeted fixed-income products, and growth in active and alternative funds in the coming year.
Morningstar's Josh Peters on recent hikes by GE and NSTAR, plus who may be next.
Morningstar's Maclovio Pina discusses an intriguing way to invest in a well-run Spanish bank while simultaneously mitigating Spanish macroeconomic risk.
Growing, advantaged businesses will attract higher valuations, says RS Capital Appreciation manager Larry Coats.
Paychex should be able to take rising interest rates and inflation in stride while still providing investors with a decent total return says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Morningstar's Brian Nelson reviews the performance of our corporate credit ratings on their one-year anniversary of their launch, plus two health-care bond picks.
Vice President of Credit & Equity Research Heather Brilliant offers up three wide-moat picks for your wish list.
Morningstar's credit research team makes the case for health care, retail, and racetrack credits.