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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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Episodes

Dodge & Cox’s Success and Diversifying Your Bond Portfolio

10/11/2019
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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:00:18:11

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

10/4/2019
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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:00:18:38

Investing Insights: Cheap Dividend Payers, Short-Term Bond Funds, and More

9/27/2019
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In this week’s podcast, Ultimate Stock Pickers highlights three cheap dividend payers with moats, Christine Benz invites Judith Ward from T. Rowe Price to share highlights from new research on retirement preparedness, equity analyst Matthew Dolgin shares why CenturyLink is a bargain, Russ Kinnel picks his favorite short-term bond funds for investors looking to reduce risk, Jon Hale invites Karin Anderson to discuss new fixed income research on how asset managers are approaching...

5 Fund Downgrades and Dividends in Healthcare

9/20/2019
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In this week’s podcast, Russ Kinnel explains the reasons why we lower a fund’s analyst rating, equity analyst Damien Conover highlights two pharmaceutical stocks’ dividend opportunities, Christine Benz invites T. Rowe Price's Judith Ward to discuss how to plan for market downturns after retirement, analyst David Kathman picks five great real estate funds to diversify your portfolio, equity analyst Eric Compton shares why Wells Fargo might be worth another look, and Christine Benz provides...

Duration:00:32:25

Investing Insights: 3 Funds That Are Worse Than They Look, De-risking Portfolios, and More

9/13/2019
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In this week’s podcast, fund analysts Robby Greengold, Connor Young, and Nick Watson highlight three funds that are worse than they look, Christine Benz provides tips on simple, effective ways to de-risk a portfolio, equity analyst Seth Goldstein explains how to best play an expected agricultural recovery, senior fund analyst Alec Lucas discusses recently reopened Vanguard Dividend Growth, and Dan Wasiolek shares insights on why you should pick Wyndham Hotels Shares.

Duration:00:25:40

Investing Insights: Retiree Traps, a Wide-Moat Stock Pick, and Indexing Risks

9/6/2019
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In this week’s podcast, Christine Benz shares valuable insights for retirees on traps to avoid in a turbulent market, Jake Strole comments on CVS’ new approaches to managing healthcare needs, Alex Bryan addresses possible risks indexing poses for the market, Krzysztof Smalec highlights a new wide-moat stock for your watchlist, Alec Lucas explains what makes American Funds’ equity lineup golden, and Dan Kemp explains whether bond yields can really predict recession.

Duration:00:28:30

Investing Insights: Yield Curve Inversion, Dividend Growth Leaders, and More

8/30/2019
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In this week’s podcast, Andrew Bischof forecasts high dividend-growth potential for select utility stocks, Josh Charlson discusses great ways to use target-date strategies in your own portfolio, Gregg Wolper explains differences and similarities between investing in foreign versus US stock funds, Dan Sotiroff provides insight on foreign stocks’ tax treatment, Dan Kemp talks inverted bond yield curves and whether a recession is in the cards, and the Ultimate Stock-Pickers team provides stock...

Duration:00:24:51

Investing Insights: Equity Portfolio Diversifiers, Tips on TIPs, and Fund Picks

8/23/2019
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In this week’s podcast, special guest Rupal Bhansali of Ariel Investments offers her insight into current markets; Russ Kinnel shares key takeaways from his latest research on the costs of poor timing; Christine Benz discusses how to protect your portfolio from a stock-market sell-off; our analysts highlight three funds that are better than they look; Rajiv Bhatia discusses wide-moat financial stocks; and Eric Jacobson gives valuable tips for picking TIPS funds.

Duration:00:27:13

Investing Insights: Tech Stocks, Tax Efficiency, and Social Security Options

8/16/2019
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In this week’s podcast, Abhinav Davuluri sheds light on values in tech stocks, Christine Benz speaks with Ben Johnson on the tax efficiency of different fund types, special guest Mary Beth Franklin reviews Social Security options for spouses, Dan Sotiroff with picks for lower-risk foreign stock funds, Dave Meats finds attractive buying opportunities in upstream energy stocks, and Katie Reichart reviews the subtle differences between T. Rowe Price large-cap medalists.

Duration:00:30:49

Investing Insights: A Dividend Pick, Foreign Investing, and the Benefits of Working Longer

8/1/2019
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In this week’s podcast, Zain Akbari with a dividend stock for your shopping list, Christine Benz talks with Kevin McDevitt about where fund investors are putting their dollars this year, special guest Mark Miller discusses whether working longer should be a part of your retirement plan, Alex Bryan on whether you should invest abroad, John Barrett with a new high-quality stock for your watchlist, and Matt Dolgin finds attractive ideas among data center stocks.

Duration:00:29:57

Investing Insights: Bold Bond Picks, Top Cannabis Stocks, and Tips for Gig Workers

7/25/2019
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In this week’s podcast, our analysts share three of their favorite bold bond funds, special guest Tim Steffen from Baird provides financial tips for gig economy workers, Brett Horn on what M&A means for payment processors, Christine Benz and Brian Moriarty discusses whether floating-rate funds are a fit for your portfolio, Ben Johnson on the pitfalls of market-cap weighted indexing, and Kris Inton with Morningstar’s outlook on cannabis stocks.

Duration:00:29:10

Investing Insights: Favorite Funds with Russ Kinnel

7/19/2019
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We’re airing a special edition of the podcast this week. Morningstar Director of Personal Finance Christine Benz talks with Russ Kinnel, Director of Manager Research and editor of Morningstar Fund Investor, about some of his favorite funds across a variety of different investment categories.

Duration:00:36:46

Investing Insights: Bond Investing, Hands-off Portfolios, and Promising Fund Managers

6/28/2019
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In this week’s podcast, our analysts share three funds managed by great up-and-comers; guest Ed Slott covers divorce, taxes and retirement planning; Tom Lauricella discusses key considerations for today’s bond investor; Christine Benz explains how to create a hands-off portfolio in retirement; Erin Lash gives her take on Campbell’s new recipe for profitable growth; and guest Mark Miller talks about Medicare pitfalls.

Duration:00:38:11

Investing Insights: Funds for Yield, A Networking Stock, and 3M

6/21/2019
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In this week’s podcast, Josh Aguilar on whether 3M is a good stock for dividend seekers, Christine Benz discusses what’s missing from her streamlined 3-funds portfolios, Nick Watson with an attractive small-cap value fund, Russ Kinnel shares his three favorite actively managed world-stock funds, Matthew Dolgin offers a best idea in networking, and Alex Bryan with three diverse funds for yield seekers.

Duration:00:27:58

Investing Insights: Top Small-Cap Funds, Protecting Finances from Cognitive Decline, A Stock With 30% Upside

6/14/2019
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In this week’s podcast, our analysts share three funds run by topnotch managers, Christine Benz talks with Healthcare Planning’s Carolyn McClanahan about finances and cognitive decline, Linda Abu Mushrefova with a terrific deep-value large-cap fund, Preston Caldwell highlights a few undervalued oil-services stocks, Russ Kinnel shares three of his favorite small-cap funds, and Michael Wong explains why we think Goldman Sachs has 30% upside potential.

Duration:00:22:40

Investing Insights: Fixing Social Security, Favorite Mid-Cap Funds, and More

6/7/2019
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In this week’s podcast, Dan Wasiolek shares his favorite dividend-paying stocks in the travel and leisure industry, Christine Benz talks with Baird’s Tim Steffen about how to fix Social Security, Russ Kinnel with three of his favorite mid-cap funds, Dan Romanoff on why we like undervalued Guidewire, Dan Sotiroff on some solid broad foreign index funds from Fidelity, and Karen Andersen on what the elimination of rebates could mean for drug manufacturers.

Duration:00:23:28

Investing Insights: Large-Caps, 529s, and a Wide-Moat Pick

5/31/2019
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In this week’s podcast, our analysts take a look at three great funds for your “mad money” account, retirement expert Ed Slott talks with Christine Benz about mistakes to avoid with Qualified Charitable Distributions, Seth Goldstein with an undervalued wide-moat stock, Russ Kinnel with three of his favorite actively managed large-cap funds, Madeline Hume recaps the findings in Morningstar’s latest 529 report, and Gregg Wolper takes a look at frontier funds.

Duration:00:30:14

Investing Insights: Morningstar Investment Conference

5/24/2019
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In this special edition of the podcast, we’ll focus on what managers and practitioners had to say at the 2019 Morningstar Investment Conference. Three fixed-income experts share their expectations for the bond market, J.P. Morgan’s Anne Lester discusses the risks facing young retirees, T. Rowe Price manager David Giroux reveals where he’s finding opportunities today, Franklin Templeton’s Sonal Desai provides her economic outlook, and Blackrock’s Holly Framsted discusses the value factor.

Duration:00:33:05

Investing Insights: 35 Years of Empowering Investor Success

5/17/2019
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This week on the podcast, we are celebrating Morningstar’s 35th Anniversary with a roundtable discussion between founder and executive chairman Joe Mansueto, Morningstar managing director Don Phillips, and Morningstar CEO Kunal Kapoor about Morningstar’s past, present and future. Stay tuned after the discussion for a brief video about what it means to us to empower investor success.

Duration:01:02:25

Investing Insights: Berkshire Hathaway’s Valuation, 3 Funds That Have Lost Their Mojo, and More

5/3/2019
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This week on the podcast, our analysts take a look at three funds that’ve been downgraded due to manager losses, Christine Benz discusses whether retirees need bonds, Abhinav Davuluri takes a look at earnings in the semiconductor industry, Ben Johnson discusses Morningstar’s latest research about fund fees, Dan Culloton talks about a promising international fund on our radar, and Gregg Warren discusses Berkshire Hathaway’s valuation.

Duration:00:28:53