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  • Enjoy Low Oil Prices While They Last @ Morningstar - 12 hours ago

    The positive effects and sustainability of lower energy prices remain an open question.

  • A Continent of New Consumers @ Morningstar - 12 hours ago

    Africa has the foundation for an exceptionally long runway for consumer spending.

  • Stocks End Big Week Higher Morningstar - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 4:50 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks were higher today following the largest two-day rally in years. There were no major economic news releases this morning although Wednesday’s FOMC statement that the central bank would ...

  • Stocks Take Breather After Two-Day Rally Morningstar - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks were mostly higher this morning in choppy trading following the largest two-day rally in years. There were no major economic news releases this morning although Wednesday’s FOMC statement ...

  • A Popular Emerging-Markets Consumer ETF Rocked by Currency Volatility @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Large exposures in South Africa, Brazil, and Chile have weighed on the performance of this fund.

  • Lloyds' Narrow Moat Isn't Drying Up @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    We think it will hold up well against the threats of challenger banks and digital banking.

  • Stocks Surge For Second Day After Fed Morningstar - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 5:30 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks surged again today after Wednesday’s gains as the Fed’s pledge to remain “patient” stayed in focus. Initial unemployment claims were down 6,000 last week to 289,000. The less volatile ...

  • Fed Sends Stocks Higher Again Morningstar - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks built on Wednesday’s gains this morning as the Fed’s pledge to remain “patient” stayed in focus. Initial unemployment claims were down 6,000 last week to 289,000. The less volatile four-week ...

  • How currency risk affects you Morningstar - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 8:54 AM EST

    Gain some control over an often powerful force.

  • Our picks for fixed-income investors Morningstar - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 8:53 AM EST

    Morningstar analysts have sorted out the best bond funds to balance out your portfolio.

  • 5 ways to shrink your tax footprint Morningstar - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 8:31 AM EST

    Consider careful asset location, selling losers (and winners), and using the specific-share identification method.

  • Nearing the End of a Decent Year in CEFs @ Morningstar - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Falling oil prices buffet some CEFs, but many have turned out strong returns so far this year.

  • T. Rowe Price Remains on Top @ Morningstar - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Departures of investment staff are worth watching, though.

  • 5 RMD Pitfalls to Avoid @ Morningstar - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Make sure your RMD decisions add up from an investment and tax standpoint.

  • Stocks Soar After Fed, Inflation Data Morningstar - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 4:45 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks were sharply higher today after inflation data and the FOMC rate decision. The Fed said today that it was going to be "patient" in raising short-term interest rates despite ...

  • Don't make emerging markets your investing blind spot Morningstar - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:58 PM EST

    Performance and diversification properties make them good supporting players for most portfolios.

  • Stocks Rise After Inflation Data, Ahead of Fed Morningstar - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks were higher this morning after inflation data and ahead of the FOMC rate decision. The consumer price index fell 0.3% in November from October levels, the biggest decline in 6 years. ...

  • Content ownership and international expansion secure a wide moat for Discovery, but we're still waiting for a better entry point.

  • 3 Active Funds That Complement the S&P 500 @ Morningstar - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    They've struggled recently, which may be a good reason to give these idiosyncratic funds a look.

  • Frontier Markets Begin to Emerge @ Morningstar - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    But for investors, frontier-markets funds have short track records and carry unique risks.

  • 3 key questions to ask when investing in U.S. equities Morningstar - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:00 AM EST

    Answering these questions can help you build a U.S. equity portfolio you can live with for many years.

  • Stocks End Lower After Turbulent Day in Global Markets Morningstar - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks ended lower today in volatile trading after a turbulent day across global markets. An emergency rate hike by the Russian central bank announced after Midnight local time produced a brief ...

  • Stocks Pare Losses to Turn Higher; Russia, Oil in Focus Morningstar - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks pared early losses this morning as the market shook off the Ruble’s free fall. An emergency rate hike by the Russian central bank announced after Midnight local time produced a brief ...

  • The Winners and Losers of U.S. Equity Funds in 2014 @ Morningstar - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    It was a great year for Primecap and a bad one for Fairholme.

  • Ultimate Stock-Pickers: Top Holdings of Top-Performing Managers @ Morningstar - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Our Ultimate Stock-Pickers Index continues to beat the market even as relatively few of our top managers are outperforming the S&P 500.

  • 529 Gift a Great Idea, but First Do Your Homework @ Morningstar - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Consider convenience, coordination of spending, and tax breaks to make an informed decision.

  • The SEC Targets Bond Funds @ Morningstar - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 1:00 AM EST

    And it's about time.

  • Stocks End Lower as Oil Resumes Fall Morningstar - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 5:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks ended lower today as oil prices continued to fall. After a brief rebound, crude oil prices turned lower as concerns over shaky demand and oversupply continued to weigh. Industrial production ...

  • Stocks Head Lower as Oil Resumes Fall Morningstar - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks were lower this morning as oil prices continued to fall. After a brief rebound, crude oil prices turned lower as concerns over shaky demand and oversupply continued to weigh. Industrial ...

  • Investors Stand to Clean Up With This Wide-Moat Firm @ Morningstar - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    By recharging its brand mix and leveraging its scale, P&G is stabilizing its competitive edge.

  • Also, a target-date series cuts its fees.

  • Taking Social Security to the Max @ Morningstar - Sun, Dec 14, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    We crunch the numbers to see how much high-income people, who tend to live longer, can benefit by delaying Social Security.

  • Great Book Ideas For the Investor on Your List @ Morningstar - Sun, Dec 14, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    These reader favorites may be most appreciated long after the holidays are over.

  • Africa Comes Into View @ Morningstar - Sun, Dec 14, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Comparisons to China are premature, but investors find its long-term growth potential hard to ignore.

  • Falling Energy Prices Too Much of a Good Thing? @ Morningstar - Sat, Dec 13, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    It was terrible week for just about every investment category with the exception of U.S. Treasury bills and bonds. U.S. stocks were the "relative" winners, with the S&P down "just" ...

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower; Oil Slide Continues Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 4:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks ended sharply lower today after a cut to the International Energy Agency’s 2015 oil demand forecast sent crude oil prices even lower. The producer price index dropped a slightly larger-than-expected ...

  • Stocks Follow Oil Lower Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks followed oil lower this morning. A cut to the International Energy Agency’s 2015 oil demand forecast sent crude oil prices even lower. A barrel of West Texas Intermediate fell 1.7% to ...

  • Copper's Resilience Won't Last @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    The faltering Chinese real estate market hit iron ore first. Copper is next.

  • Target-Date Pros and Cons @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    All-in-one retirement funds offer convenience and professional money management, but they may not be for everyone.

  • Investment Picking: Find the Right Fit for Your Portfolio @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Your knowledge level, desire to be hands-on, tax status, and tolerance for short-term volatility can help you identify the right investments.

  • When Should You Save in a Taxable Account? @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Asset location matters, but taxable accounts can be the way to go.

  • Morningstar's Guide to Better Investment Picking @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Dec. 8-12: Select the best domestic, foreign, bond, and diversifying investments for your portfolio with frameworks, ratings, and research from Morningstar.

  • Whatever Your Portfolio Approach, These Funds Can Help @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Whether you want an all-in-one fund or are worried about tax implications or volatility, we've got fund picks for you.

  • Efficient Exposure to Mid-Cap Stocks @ Morningstar - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    While this isn't the only ETF that tracks the S&P MidCap 400 Index, a structural advantage gives this fund an edge.

  • Stocks End Higher After Upbeat Data Morningstar - Thu, Dec 11, 2014 4:30 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks shook off yesterday’s sharp losses this morning and moved higher today after economic data. Shares did pares gains after Congress failed to pass a continuing resolution and omnibus spending ...

  • Stocks Higher After Upbeat Data Morningstar - Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    U.S. Market Stocks shook off yesterday’s sharp losses this morning and moved higher this morning amidst economic data. Retail sales grew 0.7% in November, an acceleration from an upwardly revised 0.5% ...

  • How to Spot a Bad Bond Fund @ Morningstar - Thu, Dec 11, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    It's not that hard if you know where to look.

  • A Playbook for Investing in Alternatives and Diversifiers @ Morningstar - Thu, Dec 11, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    What you need to know before giving one of these investments previous real estate in your portfolio.

  • Our Picks for Alternatives and Other Diversifiers @ Morningstar - Thu, Dec 11, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    Beyond conventional stock and bond funds, these analyst-vetted offerings can add extra dimension to your portfolio.

  • Why Conventional Commodity Indexes Will Likely Disappoint @ Morningstar - Thu, Dec 11, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    A look at the true drivers of commodity futures returns shows that popular indexes like the GSCI are lacking.

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