These Morningstar Medalists' returns finished near the top of their respective categories last quarter.
This week on the podcast, we look at passive foreign stock funds and Vanguard's LifeStrategy Target Risk Series.
With a credit pullback and larger supply of used vehicles, there likely won't be growth in U.S. auto sales this year.
Risk preference may steer investors toward one fund or the other, but many should consider holding the both American Funds Europacific Growth and FMI International.
Bets on sports and news loom large for a firm that's now much smaller after its deal with Disney.
Index funds are gaining ground on their active counterparts in this arena.
This Gold-rated series features low fees and a straightforward portfolio design.
Christine Benz spotlights attractive HSA features to remember before the tax-filing deadline.
We think these firms will continue to be consistent dividend-payers as the commercial aerospace cycle goes on strong and U.S. defense budgets increase.
We initiate coverage of the Fox Corporation after the Disney merger.
This week on the podcast, upgrades among big banks, high-quality mid-cap stocks, and tips for older IRA investors.
Morningstar's Ali Mogharabi gives his take on the company's value, how it stacks up against Uber, and the threat that regulation poses.
Baird Core Plus Bond stands out for its consistent style, excellent approach to risk management, and strong stewardship.
Industry changes can affect moats and more.
Senior analyst Brian Moriarty explains the performance and shares some favorite ideas.
Bronze-rated Royce Opportunity remains an attractive option despite its volatility.
Christine Benz discusses what older adults should consider when making IRA contributions.
Christine Benz shares her favorite fixed-income picks for the intermediate-term portion of her ETF bucket portfolios for retirees.
Ariel's John Rogers dicussses why he likes Jones Lang LaSalle and Stericycle.
Ariel's John Rogers explains why stocks with low price/earnings multiples are less resilient than they used to be.
This week on the podcast, finding "fantastic" funds, Vanguard's inflation hedge, and the changing face of value investing.
This wide-moat firm is well-positioned and high-quality.
With its low fees, Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities is a standout in its category.
Wide-moat firms Kellogg and Campbell Soup each appear attractive, trading at more than 20% discounts to our valuation.
Russ Kinnel discusses the criteria he uses to compile his annual list of top funds.
Christine Benz discusses some key areas to consider when funding an IRA.
Laser focus has led to high performance for Gold-rated FMI Common Stock.
Both Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer are well-positioned for growth.
This week on the podcast, our experts offer their mutual fund and ETF ideas for funding an IRA.
These stocks stand to benefit from higher infrastructure spending in the years to come.
Watch: For International Women's Day 2019, we look at the progress being made on gender diversity on corporate boards.
Here are two of our favorite index-tracking municipal-bond funds.
Ben Johnson offers his picks ahead of the contribution deadline.
We think the market underappreciates some large pharma and biotech names.
Russ Kinnel shares three funds that are particularly worthy core holdings in IRAs.
Christine Benz explains this maneuver for investors who are over the income limits for contributing to an IRA.
Silver-rated AllianzGI Convertible's is strengthened by an experienced team, effective process, and attractive expense profile.
We like these short- and intermediate-term bond funds as a place to stash your money for the near future.
While the market is about as expensive as it was a month ago, there are still pockets of value.
Our analysts discuss a solid muni fund and earnings from Home Depot and Lowe's on this week's episode.
Ben Johnson reviews the Vanguard ETF fee news and gives his thoughts on cutting through the noise.
Very few companies the size of Microsoft that can offer 12% revenue growth and 15% earnings growth in each of the next several years.
Lower housing turnover is a headwind for the fairly valued home improvement retailers, but we still expect the companies to maintain their market leadership positions.
Funds focusing on corporate actions, such as mergers and acquisitions, were solid performers in a volatile 2018.
Fertilizer-producer Nutrien offers attractive risk-adjusted upside potential.
Alex Bryan's ETF picks include one that's plain-vanilla, two minimum volatility options, and a dividend-payer.
More than a decade of comanagement and a sizable team make Wells Fargo Intermediate Tax/AMT-Free Fund an option to chew on.
Christine Benz offers her picks for IRAs ahead of the April deadline.
The wide-moat bank is attempting to shake free from its scandals, and we think it could support double-digit dividend growth over the next several years.