Two years of capital raising and reserve building has greatly improved the quality of banks' balance sheets according to Morningstar's Jim Sinegal.
Morningstar's Adam Fleck thinks the strength of industrial earnings this quarter have put to rest fears of an imminent economic downturn.
We look back at the week's biggest earnings announcements.
U.S. Global Investors' Frank Holmes thinks no one will get rich holding gold but that investors should still allocate 10% of their portfolios to the precious metal as an insurance policy against fiscal and monetary imbalances.
Southern Copper's solid balance sheet and low-cost structure will help protect bondholders no matter where copper prices go says Morningstar's Dan Rohr.
Yum's second-quarter results show that emerging markets could be the big story for the firm in the coming years according to Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy.
The chipmaker's results show that corporate PC upgrades are starting to happen in earnest now, says Morningstar analyst Andy Ng.
Despite increased debt load from the Cadbury deal, Morningstar's Dave Sekera thinks that Kraft's copious free cash flow will keep bondholders safe.
These stocks may have done well so far this year, but they could be too hot to handle.
Morningstar's Rick Tauber and Keith Schoonmaker discuss rail's comeback and where investors should look for value today.
Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj give their takes on June's employment report and offer predications for the coming months.
Friday's jobs report will show declines as the Census lays off workers, but Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj think the underlying trend will be stable.
Health care stocks and wide-moat firms are in the bargain bin.
The rally takes a breather.
How Davis', Gross', and Rodriguez's outlooks have been panning out over the last year.
Morningstar's Dave Whiston and Rick Tauber survey the auto dealer bond landscape, and find three attractively priced issues.
Absent any negative shocks, spreads on corporate bonds should tighten over the coming weeks says Morningstar's Dave Sekera.
These names have surged ahead of the market�and their own fundamentals.
We screen for low risk/high reward stocks.
Morningstar's Stephen Ellis thinks Transocean can withstand the furor surrounding the Gulf oil spill and continue to reward shareholders.
Morningstar credit analyst David Sekera outlines ways fixed-income investors can stay ahead of interest rate and credit risk.
As JC Penney catches up to its peers, Morningstar's Joscelyn MacKay looks at the investment case for the firm's bonds.
Morningstar's Mike Taggart warns investors that not all distributions from closed-end funds are created equal.
Buying solid, cheap tech firms is a better bet than chasing after the next big thing.
Morningstar's Paul Justice sees the issues facing BP as being industrywide and that investors should look at smaller oil explorers and natural gas plays instead of buying a basket of oil majors.
Despite significant differences, BP investors can still learn something from Exxon's Valdez spill.
Morningstar's Joscelyn MacKay thinks the market is undervaluing Starbucks' long-term competitive advantages, leaving opportunities for bond investors.
Morningstar DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters thinks investors looking for steady yield have better options in the energy sector than BP.
Morningstar's Eric Chenoweth on the factors driving BP's difficult and uncertain containment efforts, stock fair value, and dividend security, plus an alternative for current BP shareholders.
Some companies have been unloved so far in 2010, but their shares look attractive.
Morningstar DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters thinks investors should guard against overreaction to proposals to change dividend tax rates.
Morningstar's Julie Stralow sees opportunities in both the debt and equity of medical device firms Stryker and Zimmer.
Morningstar's Paul Larson on what's looking more attractive, what's still pricey, and the impact of the European crisis on valuations.
Three low-uncertainty stocks to buy in a down market.
Morningstar's Eric Landry and Rick Tauber make the case that the homebuilders are poised to capitalize on the economic recovery, but the debt is more attractive than the equity right now.
Amid the sell-off, these stocks are looking more attractively priced.
Morningstar DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters thinks the financial reform bill will force firms to return to traditional banking--but some will still thrive.
Morningstar's Matt Warren thinks the European Central Bank must build a firewall around failing European nations and banks or the crisis could spread across the globe.
Morningstar's Josh Peters says that you need to constantly evaluate your holdings against all other possible investments even when the market looks fairly valued.
Morningstar's Basili Alukos and Rick Tauber survey the post-United/Continental merger airline landscape and examine two high-yield bond picks.
Morningstar's Mike Hodel looks at the relative attractiveness of the telecom giant's equity versus its debt.
Matthews Asia's Jesper Madsen sees Asian markets not just as a growth story, but also as a good source of expanding dividends.
Asian dividend opportunities can be found across geographies, sectors, and market capitalizations, says Matthews Asia's Jesper Madsen.
Asia may have great exporters, but investing in firms that focus on domestic demand is a better way to capitalize on long-term growth trends, according to Matthews Asia's Jesper Madsen.
Matthews Asia's Jesper Madsen sees the rise in housing prices in China as an entirely different phenomenon than the U.S. housing bubble.
Matthews Asia's Jesper Madsen thinks Japanese firms that look to China for growth will be able to overcome domestic macroeconomic overhangs.
Morningstar's Eric Chenoweth thinks the impact of BP's gulf oil spill could be felt through the energy industry for years to come.
After the downturn on Thursday and Friday, these stocks are looking more attractively priced.
Morningstar's Scott Burns looks at how ETFs fared during Thursday's volatile session, and where investors should put money to work now.
Professor Steve Kaplan thinks the government must create a framework that would allow large financial institutions to fail without seizing up the markets.