European leaders need to follow up their words with actions if they want to stem the debt crisis.
Viewers of this week's midyear financial checkup had plenty on their minds.
Wide-moat stocks are a good bet in today's market, but not all are attractively priced.
European leaders have been saying the right things, but can they turn those words into action?
The ballooning of J.P. Morgan's loss estimates has more to do with decisions than derivatives.
There were plenty of disconcerting statistics during the last three months.
Morningstar market strategist Erik Kobayashi-Solomon offers his outlook for corporate profitability, Europe, the U.S. economy, oil, and financials.
Many concerns, such as those regarding Treasuries and Europe, dominated the conversation at this year's event.
Economist William Adams analyzes how the history of the euro will affect its future.
The range of outcomes for Greece and the eurozone will remain unusually large even after Sunday's elections.
It might be boring, but setting a reasonable asset-allocation framework and buying high-quality stocks is a good way to make the best of a market downturn.
As problems in Spain mount, the chances of a global systemic crisis are rising, which is why you should keep these stocks on your radar screen for relative safety.
Before you follow the crowd to the exits, consider these three points.
The social network's bumpy first week highlights the dangers of investing in buzz.
Greece's exit from the euro is not a done deal, but the chances of it staying in the common currency are getting slimmer by the day.
The increased willingness to divest shares shows that insiders believe the risk/reward for continued investment is not overwhelmingly in their favor.
Facebook has a wide economic moat based on its 'social graph,' communications layer, and competitively advantaged platform for brands, application developers, and advertisers.
The social-networking giant's trove of data on its users is its ace in the hole as the firm races to develop new revenue streams.
These cheap firms with competitive advantages should help investors ride out the latest shock of volatility from Europe.
Inadequate examinations of advisors is a real problem, but it is hard to imagine a less efficient or less fair way to solve it than the proposal in a recent House bill.
Investors should expect more turbulence as elections in France and the fall of the Dutch government are shaking Europe's political footing.
Spain is unlikely to face a Greeklike implosion in the near term, but things could continue to get worse for the country.
We think the new, less stringent disclosure requirements will make it even more difficult for investors to make informed decisions.
Corporate earnings look poised to stay strong in the first quarter, but watch these five indicators to gauge how rosy the picture will be in the coming quarters.
These no-moat stocks haven't posted impressive results during the last year, but that doesn't mean they are undervalued.
Returns might have been impressive in the first quarter, but there were plenty of other discomforting numbers during the first three months of the year.
As the U.S. economy finds its footing, these four factors are holding the eurozone back.
Morningstar's Dr Paul Kaplan explodes five myths about investing following the 2008 financial crash.
As stocks hit levels not seen in years, these four firms look too rich for our taste.
Much of the near-term risks in Greece have diminished, but the country will remain an important preview of what could happen in other heavily indebted countries.
Low rates can make cash look unattractive, but for money needed in the short term, there are few practical alternatives.
High-quality firms still have plenty of advantages, but being very undervalued is no longer one of them.
The new deal might work in the short run, but Greece is far from making the necessary changes to bring the country's economy back.
Facebook has a solid business right now, but keep these weaknesses in mind before getting too excited.
Investing in the Facebook IPO may not get you the returns you are looking for in the long run.
“Tactical allocation” funds have been attracting assets, but our updated study finds that performance leaves much to be desired.
The Federal Reserve's newfound push for transparency is admirable, but of limited utility to most investors.
Stocks as a whole aren't outrageously expensive even after the recent runup, but these names have fallen firmly into the overvalued category.
These disconcerting trends should be on the top of tech investors' minds.
Despite the flow of hype from the Consumer Electronics Show, these four tech trends likely won't set the world on fire in 2012.
Despite exhibiting hints of optimism for 2012, the 2011 fourth quarter produced plenty of disconcerting facts.
Newly public social-networking stocks may have come off from their highs, but investors are better-served looking elsewhere for bargains.
Greece hasn't been making too many headlines lately amid the broader EU struggles, but the country is still on the brink.
The European crisis is not a distant soap opera.
In some situations, passive investing strategies should not be an automatic choice, even for advocates of indexing, says Morningstar's John Rekenthaler.
The euro can still be salvaged, but the odds are getting longer.
A Greek default remains an important step in solving the European sovereign debt crisis.
Meanwhile, issuers seeking to raise capital honestly would be sucked into a regulatory muck.
Earnings season pointed to a growing economy, but a few red flags were raised.
It's not clear that technocrats can fill the leadership vacuum; get ready for a wild ride.