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.
We look at the least expensive companies in the Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index, which looks for cash-rich businesses with sustainable and growing yields.
These high-quality small-cap firms may deserve a place on your watchlist.
These high-quality dividend payers are the newest entrants to the index, and we take a closer look at three that are undervalued today.
We take an in-depth look at the new constituents of Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index and highlight the stocks that are most attractive today.
Despite the dour headlines, we see buying opportunities in these real estate investment trusts.
Uncertainties regarding healthcare loom large, but we think these profitable stocks are being punished too harshly.
As stocks of traditional retailers continue to founder, investors are underappreciating these versatile brands.
These are some of our favorite exchange-traded funds for investors seeking to add or augment their portfolio's international-stock exposure.
Apple may be fairly valued after hitting record highs, but we think these technology stocks are undervalued.
We'd love to own these stocks if they were cheaper, but they are overvalued relative to our fair value estimates.
We take a closer look at valuations among stocks in the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index and highlight a few of the most undervalued stocks.
We take an in-depth look at the new constituents of Morningstar’s Wide Moat Focus Index and highlight the stocks that are most attractive today.
We've cut or boosted the economic moat ratings and trends for more than a dozen companies, and these four firms look undervalued.
Surveying the fund and ETF landscape, from direct hedges like TIPS to indirect inflation-fighting plays such as floating rate loans and commodities.
We don't share investors' convictions in these widely held mutual funds.
We've adjusted our take on the competitive advantages of these undervalued firms.
We highlight three exchange-traded funds that are best-of-breed, and one that falls short relative to peers.
Many banks reported good third-quarter earnings and upbeat outlooks. We check them against Morningstar analysts' expectations.
We take an in-depth look at the new constituents of Morningstar's index of competitively advantaged firms trading at favorable prices.
Six foreign stocks that are selling at compelling valuations.
These stocks have sold off as they face various headwinds, but we think they're trading at attractive valuations.
Drug pricing concerns have indiscriminately weighed on healthcare stocks; these names look undervalued.
We highlight a few of the cheapest stocks in the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index.
While faster-trading funds' sustainability scores could prove ephemeral, these offerings are likely to retain high marks.
Even though they're 65-plus, these funds still make the short list for Morningstar's analysts.
These active and index funds/ETFs offer decent yields and don't take crazy risks.
Active and index dividend-growth options for investors who are on the outside looking in.
Although they've been around for less than five years, many of these funds benefit from a wealth of experience.
We'd love to own these stocks--if only they were cheaper.
These counterpunching funds deliver the income, but it's apt to come with a big dose of volatility.
When markets sell off indiscriminately, we look for the highest-quality bargains.
With some bond experts arguing emerging-markets credits are cheap, we highlight two targeted and two more diffuse options.
These stocks are undervalued based on a half-dozen valuation metrics.