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Get stock, fund, and ETF picks, plus weekly market insights, investing tips, retirement advice, and exclusive fund manager interviews from Morningstar’s director of equity research, director of personal finance, and stock and fund analyst team. Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a world-leading provider of independent investment research.

Get stock, fund, and ETF picks, plus weekly market insights, investing tips, retirement advice, and exclusive fund manager interviews from Morningstar’s director of equity research, director of personal finance, and stock and fund analyst team. Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a world-leading provider of independent investment research.

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Get stock, fund, and ETF picks, plus weekly market insights, investing tips, retirement advice, and exclusive fund manager interviews from Morningstar’s director of equity research, director of personal finance, and stock and fund analyst team. Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a world-leading provider of independent investment research.

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English


Episodes

All About IRA Picks and Market Volatility

2/28/2020
In this week’s podcast, as market volatility dominates the news, we discuss the persistence of turbulence and get some ideas from Christine Benz on what investors should do. It was Tax and IRA week on morningstar.com and we have a series of reports on fund picks and tips from Russ Kinnel, Christine Benz, Jeff Stafford, Karin Anderson.

Duration:00:34:23

Dividend Growth Stocks and Funds with High People Ratings

2/21/2020
In this week’s podcast, our analysts share three dividend growth stocks for your radar, Russ Kinnel highlights funds with exceptional People ratings, Julie Bhusal Sharma explains why we raised Intuit’s fair value estimate, Katie Reichart uncovers reasons for Oakmark’s success, and Damien Conover shares key takeaways from pharma earnings.

Duration:00:18:44

Fund Picks for IRAs and Why Foreign Stocks Are Lagging

2/14/2020
In this week’s podcast, Christine Benz shares some investment ideas for your IRA, Damien Conover takes a look at valuation within the healthcare sector through an ESG lens, Dan Sotiroff discusses why international stocks have lagged behind the U.S. market, Connor Young highlights 11 up-and-coming or under-the-radar managers, and Kristoffer Inton unpacks why opportunities in gold are limited.

Duration:00:19:29

February Tax Prep and Fund Upgrades

2/7/2020
In this week’s podcast, analyst Kevin Brown highlights dividend opportunities in the real estate sector, Christine Benz discusses some steps to take to prepare for tax day, Russ Kinnel provides insight into recent fund upgrades and downgrades, Brian Colello reviews tech stocks’ valuation trends, Dan Lefkovitz compares the pros and cons of dividends versus buybacks, and Greggory Warren uncovers practices of successful asset managers and which players are best positioned for the next decade.

Duration:00:28:15

Dividend Opportunities and Lessons from Experts Forecasts

1/31/2020
In this week’s podcast, Michael Hodel highlights two new dividend opportunities for 2020, equity analyst Eric Compton provides insight on how the current economic cycle might affect banks, manager research analyst Linda Abu Mushrefova shows how investors can diversify with mid-cap funds, Karen Andersen explains how ESG issues impact Big Pharma and biotech companies, and Christine Benz with key takeaways from annual projections issued by several investment firms.

Duration:00:20:12

3 Foreign Stock Funds and Where to Go Active

1/24/2020
In this week’s podcast, our fund analysts share their foreign-stock favorites to increase your international-equity exposure, Christine Benz discusses her model retirement saver and bucket portfolios, director of passive strategies Alex Bryan on which parts of the market are more ideal for an active approach, equity analyst Dan Romanoff highlights why wide-moat Aspen is well positioned for an oil and gas rebound, and analyst Emory Zink recommends how to pick a short-term bond fund.

Duration:00:26:32

Mutual Funds in 2019 and Financial To-Do List

1/17/2020
In this week’s podcast, Russel Kinnel reviews changes in the mutual funds industry in 2019, Christine Benz provides a tidy way to tackle your financial to-do list over the year, Robby Greengold discusses Fidelity’s highs and lows in the past year, equity analyst Erin Lash shares why Kraft Heinz is worth considering, and our equity analysts examine the utilities, integrated oils, and midstream industries through the lens of ESG.

Duration:00:31:19

Bond Fund Picks and Vanguard’s Evolution

1/10/2020
In this week’s podcast, Christine Benz picks three bond-fund favorites for New Year’s rebalancing, Alec Lucas reviews Vanguard’s evolution in 2019, Charles Gross forecasts a favorable outlook for the housing market, Christine Benz highlights items that should be on investors’ radars in 2020, and Travis Miller sheds light on why renewable energy will be one of the biggest growth drivers in utilities sector.

Duration:00:22:15

Contenders to Amazon, SECURE Act, and Enbridge

12/20/2019
In this week’s podcast, equity analyst Joe Gemino highlights Enbridge as a dividend opportunity, Christine Benz invites Vanguard's Maria Bruno to talk about strategies for young investors, equity analyst Zain Akbari analyzes which brick-and-mortars can contend with Amazon, Daniel Sotiroff shares insights on the evolution of foreign stock index funds, and Christine Benz discusses what SECURE Act means for retirement.

Duration:00:23:48

ESG Portfolios, Inflation Protection, and AbbVie

12/13/2019
In this week’s podcast, Christine Benz discusses her newest ESG model portfolios; Damien Conover on AbbVie’s dividend potential; Alex Bryan with TIPS ETFs to consider; our view on standout boutique Diamond Hill; and a look into our new factor profile tool.

Duration:00:31:47

Equity Funds for Retirement and Dividends in Tobacco

12/6/2019
In this week’s podcast; Russ Kinnel shares his favorite equity funds for retirement; analyst Philip Gorham highlights dividend opportunities in big tobacco; Christine Benz invites Vanguard’s head of ETF product management, Rich Powers, to discuss trends in bond index investing; Jon Hale breaks down the update to our sustainability rating methodology; Christine Benz explains how charitable giving can improve your portfolio; and analyst Julie Bhusal Sharma spell out how Accenture keeps it...

Duration:00:30:42

Morningstar Insights Everyday with Alexa

11/29/2019
Welcome to the Investing Insights Podcast from Morningstar.com. We’re taking a brief holiday hiatus and will return to publishing on Friday, December 6th. In the meantime, listen to Morningstar’s flash briefing on your Alexa-enabled device. Six days a week we deliver the latest news for investors. Just say, “Alexa, enable the Morningstar skill,” or visit Morningstar.com/alexa. From everyone here at Morningstar, thanks for listening.

Duration:00:00:31

Underspending in Retirement and Value Standouts

11/22/2019
In this week’s podcast, Robby Greengold highlights three stand-out value funds, Michael Hodel shares dividend opportunities in telecom, Vanguard's Joel Dickson discusses spending enough in retirement, Charles Gross explains why Sherwin-Williams is overvalued, and Christine Benz shares lessons learned from portfolio makeover week.

Duration:00:27:06

Bank Dividend Stocks and Choosing Target-Date Funds

11/15/2019
In this week’s podcast, equity analyst Eric Compton highlights bank dividends, Vanguard’sRich Powers discusses what drives fund flows into ETFs, equity analyst Scott Pope explains what makes United Rentals attractive, Jeff Holt provides guidance on choosing the right target-date fund, and analyst Eric Jacobson shares our favorite core plus bond fonds.

Duration:00:24:53

Year-End Financial Planning and Vanguard Dividend Funds

11/8/2019
In this week’s podcast, Vanguard's Maria Bruno offers some fourth-quarter portfolio strategies to prepare retirees for next year's tax season, Travis Miller discusses dividend opportunities in the utilities sector, Eric Jacobson breaks down high-yield municipal bonds, Alec Lucas explores dividend fund options offered by Vanguard, and Soo Romanoff sheds light on Teva’s valuation against the backdrop of the politically charged opioid epidemic.

Duration:00:28:32

Dividend Opportunities, Medicare, and Balanced Funds

11/1/2019
In this week’s podcast, opportunities for dividend-focused investors in the integrated oil group; the many moving parts of Medicare; generating cash flows from your portfolio; our picks around electric vehicles; and Russ Kinnel's Favorite Balanced Funds.

Duration:00:26:57

529 Ratings and Value and Growth Picks

10/25/2019
In this week’s podcast, our analysts highlight three great value funds, equity analyst Charles Fishman talks energy, Alex Bryan shares three bond ETFs for a low yield environment, analyst Madeline Hume discusses results from our recent college saving plan ratings, and Alec Lucas picks three gold-rated large growth funds for your shopping cart.

Duration:00:17:39

Tech Stocks for Dividend Seekers and Choosing Bond Funds

10/18/2019
In this week’s podcast, Brian Colello picks out three stand-out tech stocks for dividend seekers, Christine Benz discusses which types of bond funds make sense for most investors, Russ Kinnel points out factors to watch for with capital gains distributions, Neil Macker highlights opportunities in the fast-growing video game space, and Alex Bryan shares two winning low-volatility funds for volatile markets.

Duration:00:22:08

Dodge & Cox’s Success and Diversifying Your Bond Portfolio

10/11/2019
In this week’s podcast, Susan Dziubinski invites our manager research analysts to share three funds that favor wide-moat stocks, Christine Benz discusses what to think about when it comes to diversifying your bond portfolios, analyst Tony Thomas dissects Dodge & Cox’s recipe for success, analyst Anna Baran highlights an undervalued but high uncertainty stock, and Dave Sekera breaks down fixed-income market performance in the third quarter.

Duration:00:18:01

Vanguard’s Best Active Large Caps and Stocks with Stable Dividends

10/4/2019
In this week’s podcast, equity analyst David Swartz highlights three high-yield stocks with stable dividends in the consumer sector, Christine Benz invites Judith Ward from T. Rowe Price to discuss cash cushions, equity analyst Erin Lash picks a wide-moat stock from the packaged food aisle, Alec Lucas shares a few great picks from Vanguard’s large-cap offerings, and equity analyst John Barrett discusses why investors should wait before purchasing two noted payroll processors.

Duration:00:18:28