With a strong history, railroads are likely to remain a constant presence well into the future.
With a review of Dodd-Frank and interest rates set to rise further, it may be time to put bank stocks back on your radar.
Morningstar medalist managers picked up these names during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Value stocks trounced their growth counterparts in 2016, but they may not be able to maintain their edge this year.
A year after China woes dominated the headlines, ongoing tensions remain between heady growth and economic reform.
Many question whether beaten-down retailers like Macy's and Kohl's can overcome the e-commerce threat.
Berkshire Hathaway's big investment in the large domestic carriers has revived interest in these volatile stocks.
2017 will bring its fair share of challenges to this relatively small investment universe.
If you thought 2016 was an up-and-down year, next year could be an even bumpier ride, say the investment pros we spoke with.
The agreement to cut oil production in 2017 has led to a runup in oil-related stocks that's unsustainable.
Want to own international companies? ADRs may be just the ticket.
Three fund managers share some dividend picks.
Using Morningstar's indexes as platforms, we explore the cyclicality of emerging-markets stock returns over the past decade.
The ripples of investors reassessing U.S. government policy could be seen clearly among exchange-traded funds.
The once-hot industry has experienced double-digit declines this year, but it’s only a matter of time until it stages an extended revival.
We explore the market’s reaction to the election through the lens of Morningstar Indexes.
Dividends overseas may entice income-seekers, but mind the risk and taxation challenges.
Investors need to ask themselves if attractive valuations in the region trump the negative news.
Using Morningstar's key dividend indexes as platforms, we explore valuation of high-yielding versus high-quality dividend-payers.
Taking measured risks is a must for investors in this divergent asset class.
With corporate earnings falling, share repurchases are declining--and that could impact shareholder returns.
These stocks all have stable to growing competitive advantages and currently trade at a discount.
After a lackluster 2015, the yellow metal's price--and the prices of gold-mining stocks--have surged this year.
Small-cap stocks took a beating last year, and despite the recent rebound, there are still good opportunities to be had.
Some wonder whether the popular fund's closure last month may say something about dividend stocks today.
Employment and wages aren't usually main market indicators for investors, but perhaps they should be.
Depressed bond yields will likely make equity markets more attractive for a while.
Tumbling oil prices, a tightening labor market, and an impending interest-rate hike stand out as the year's biggest developments, writes longtime market observer John Waggoner.
Master limited partnerships may hold appeal for income seekers, but mind their complexity and risks, says contributor John Waggoner.
It's a record year for M&A deals in corporate America. Contributor John Waggoner explains what that means for investors.
Market volatility may hang around awhile, writes contributor John Waggoner.
There may be some investment opportunity in oil's slide, writes contributor John Waggoner.
Fund companies such as Fidelity and T. Rowe Price are increasingly investing in 'unicorns.' Contributor John Waggoner explains what that means for fund investors.
Liquidity is a hot topic in today's bond market. John Waggoner explains why and whether it matters for investors.
Paying off credit card debt, considering bank stocks, and starting a CD ladder are just a few things investors can do, says John Waggoner.
Seafarer's Andrew Foster explains what led to the recent stock market volatility and what it means for the country's economy.
Although we're in the early innings of the personal-medication revolution, the stock prices of most biotech companies are sky-high.
Utility stock prices, commodity prices, and wages are among the early indicators, says John Waggoner.