Here are some of Morningstar's favorite muni funds across various maturities and quality ranges.
Here are some of Morningstar's favorite taxable-bond funds across high- and low-quality, U.S. and foreign.
These active and index funds/ETFs offer decent yields and don't take crazy risks.
We highlight the cheapest stocks among the 14 new entrants to the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index.
While their yields aren't especially high, these funds look good from the bottom up.
Cash-rich businesses with sustainable and growing yields don't often go on sale, but we found 10 bargain stocks in the Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index.
Currently trading in 4- or 5-star range, these companies all carry positive moat trends.
We examined the 500-plus holdings in the Morningstar US Growth Index and found some stocks with good growth prospects selling at reasonable valuations.
We examined the nearly 500 holdings in the Morningstar US Value Index and found some appealing bargains.
Our new quantitative rating identifies these small companies as having sustainable long-term competitive advantages.
If you're considering adding an inflation hedge to your portfolio, check out this list of Medalist funds in the inflation-protected bond category.
Though investors continue their shift toward passive products and target-date funds, outflows from active funds were calmer than they've been in recent years.
Investors continue to flock to index funds in droves, but they've kept the faith in some actively managed bond funds and a few strong-performing active international-stock strategies.
We take a look at the newest high-quality dividend payers in the index, and we take a closer look at an undervalued name.
The Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index homes in on cash-rich businesses with sustainable and growing yields.
The Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index adds some healthcare and tech, eschews some financial services stocks.
With 2017 in the books, our equity analysts name their best ideas in every sector.
These stocks are all in the red this year yet continue to trade above our estimates of their fair value.
Proven management teams inspire our confidence in these young funds.
Like our Ultimate Stock-Pickers series, we take a deep dive into the portfolios of Medalist ESG funds.
These stocks have gained twice as much as the S&P 500 in 2017 yet remain undervalued according to our metrics.
These sectors are home to the greatest number of narrow- and wide-moat companies.
The most expensive U.S. stocks we cover aren't necessarily bad investments, but they feel a little rich today.
Whether you prefer higher-quality companies or more speculative fare, there's plenty of good ideas on our list.
There have been few changes since we first began issuing Morningstar Analyst Ratings for ETFs one year ago, but we've ramped up coverage dramatically.
Enduring competitive advantages are promising for any company but particularly so for smaller companies with long growth runways.
For investors looking abroad, these high-quality stocks are selling at compelling valuations.
Take a look at Morningstar analysts' nine 'exponential technology' themes and some undervalued stocks poised to benefit from them.
These high-quality dividend payers are trading at discounts to our estimates of their fair value.
Our equity analysts share their favorite picks at the end of the third quarter.
These high-quality names are on sale.
These names all gained more than 10% during the past three months yet remain undervalued by our metrics.
These fixed-income funds could be well positioned to outperform if investors abandon riskier assets in favor of higher-quality fare.
These funds could be well positioned to outperform when growth stocks take a back seat to steadier fare.
These stocks are positioned to outperform their peers, and they also score well on environmental, social, and governance metrics.
While there's no telling if their short-term momentum will continue, these stocks' long-term prospects look bright.
We found some bargains among stocks that have lost more than a fifth of their value in the past three months.
We sifted through our consumer defensive coverage list for sturdy, competitively advantaged bargains.
We look at some of the highest-quality companies in the Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index, which looks for cash-rich businesses with sustainable and growing yields.
With the second quarter in the books, our equity analysts name their best ideas in every sector.
We take a closer look at the dividend payers we added to the index (and those we removed) in June.
The Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index scoops up some asset managers and jettisons some real estate stocks.
For investors looking abroad, these moat-worthy stocks are selling at compelling valuations.
Investors continue to flock to index funds in droves, but they've kept the faith in some actively managed bond funds and a few strong-performing active equity strategies.
The reasons include investors' shifting preference for lower costs, the rise of target-date funds, and good ol' performance-chasing.
When markets sell off indiscriminately, it can be a great time to shop for high-quality bargains.
Stocks in the media sector have lagged of late; we found five compelling bargains amid the sell-off.
We examined the 500-plus holdings in the Morningstar US Growth Index and found some stocks with decent growth prospects at reasonable valuations.
We examined the nearly 500 holdings in the Morningstar US Value Index and found some solid stocks at great prices, and others that look too expensive.
While it's true that most funds won't beat market indexes over long stretches after accounting for fees, here's a closer look at a handful of Morningstar Medalists that did.