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Get stock, fund, and ETF picks, plus personal finance advice, investing tips, and exclusive fund manager interviews. -- Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a world-leading provider of independent investment research.

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Get stock, fund, and ETF picks, plus personal finance advice, investing tips, and exclusive fund manager interviews. -- Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a world-leading provider of independent investment research.

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Great Pod

By JoeBoiler11 - Jul 08 2019
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Great analysis helping me learn more about investing!

High quality

By Tyson Reynoldson - Dec 03 2017
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Do more than one a week! :)

iTunes Ratings

129 Ratings
Average Ratings
72
32
9
9
7

Great Pod

By JoeBoiler11 - Jul 08 2019
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Great analysis helping me learn more about investing!

High quality

By Tyson Reynoldson - Dec 03 2017
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Do more than one a week! :)

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Investing Insights

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Get stock, fund, and ETF picks, plus personal finance advice, investing tips, and exclusive fund manager interviews. -- Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a world-leading provider of independent investment research.

529 Ratings and Value and Growth Picks

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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.

Oct 25 2019

17mins

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Dividend Picks, Apple Undervalued, and Vanguard's 2018

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On this week's episode, we examine Apple’s revenue warning, Procter & Gamble’s progress, top dividend picks and how Fidelity and Vanguard fared over the last year.

Jan 04 2019

39mins

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Portfolio Makeovers, Volatility, and Exxon's Dividend

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Our analysts discuss China, Exxon, fund winners and losers, and healthcare stocks on this week's episode.

Dec 07 2018

30mins

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Tech Stocks for Dividend Seekers and Choosing Bond Funds

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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.

Oct 18 2019

22mins

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Michael Kitces, REITs, Value ETFs, and More

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On this week's podcast, special guest Michael Kitces on sequence of return risk, a good world-allocation fund, and new retirement legislation.

Apr 12 2019

32mins

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

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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.

May 03 2019

28mins

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

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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.

Jun 28 2019

38mins

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3 Good Ideas for IRAs, Housing, and More

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This week on the podcast, Christine Benz with 3 ideas for IRAs; Eric Compton sees an attractive dividend opportunity with Wells Fargo; Beth Foos on a Bronze-rated muni fund with a solid team; Erin Lash thinks Kraft Heinz is undervalued despite bad news; Alex Bryan with 4 ETFs for IRAs, and Jaime Katz on how the slowing housing market affects Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Mar 01 2019

21mins

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

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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. 

Oct 04 2019

18mins

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3 New Morningstar Medalists, 4 Hidden Benefits of Roth IRAs, and More

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This week on the podcast, 3 new Morningstar Medalists; Christine Benz with 4 hidden benefits of Roth IRAs; A pending manager departure for T. Rowe Price High Yield; Allergan’s future looks promising; and Ben Johnson says index funds aren’t all passive

Feb 22 2019

21mins

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Morningstar's Picks for IRAs

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This week on the podcast, our experts offer their mutual fund and ETF ideas for funding an IRA.

Mar 08 2019

30mins

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Earnings from GM and Disney, Bill Gross, Starbucks, Obscure IRA Rules, and More

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This week on the podcast, our analysts’ takes on Alphabet, GM, and Disney results; Christine Benz suggests three investment ideas for an IRA; Sarah Bush examines Bill Gross’ legacy; R. J. Hottovy takes a look at Starbucks; Ed Slott on obscure IRA rules; and Russ Kinnel gives his take on active funds during a downturn.

Feb 08 2019

33mins

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Social Security Strategies, Amazon's Future, Long-term Care Planning, and More

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In this week’s podcast, our analysts talk about three great funds having a lousy year; special guest Mary Beth Franklin discusses the clever Social Security strategy that’ll be phased out next year; Debbie Wang puts LabCorp under the microscope; Christine Benz talks with special guest Carolyn McClanahan about planning and paying for long-term care; Alex Bryan shares three off-the-beaten-path ETFs; and RJ Hottovy examines Amazon’s future beyond Prime Day.

Jul 12 2019

29mins

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Funds for Yield Seekers, A Favorite Networking Stock, and 3M

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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.

Jun 21 2019

27mins

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

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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.

Aug 02 2019

29mins

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Cheap Dividend Payers, Short-Term Bond Funds, and More

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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 sustainability.

Sep 27 2019

22mins

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Lyft IPO, IRA Tips For Later in Life, and More

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This week on the podcast, Ali Mogharabi on what Lyft is worth, Christine Benz with fixed-income ETFs for retirees, Ariel’s John Rogers with two of his favorite mid-cap stocks, Brian Moriarty on the state of the high-yield bond market, Eric Compton with ratings changes in the bank sector, and Christine Benz with IRA contribution tips for later in life.

Mar 22 2019

25mins

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Dodge & Cox’s Success and Diversifying Your Bond Portfolio

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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. 

Oct 11 2019

18mins

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

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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.

Sep 06 2019

28mins

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Remembering Jack Bogle

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On this week's episode, we put together a collection of clips from our interviews with Jack Bogle over the years.

Jan 18 2019

31mins

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ESG Portfolios, Inflation Protection, and AbbVie

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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.

Dec 13 2019

31mins

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Equity Funds for Retirement and Dividends in Tobacco

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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 moat.

Dec 06 2019

30mins

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Morningstar Insights Everyday with Alexa

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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.

Nov 29 2019

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Underspending in Retirement and Value Standouts

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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. 

Nov 22 2019

27mins

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Bank Dividend Stocks and Choosing Target-Date Funds

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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. 

Nov 15 2019

24mins

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Year-End Financial Planning and Vanguard Dividend Funds

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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.

Nov 08 2019

28mins

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Dividend Opportunities, Medicare, and Balanced Funds

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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.

Nov 01 2019

26mins

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529 Ratings and Value and Growth Picks

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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.

Oct 25 2019

17mins

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Tech Stocks for Dividend Seekers and Choosing Bond Funds

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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.

Oct 18 2019

22mins

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Dodge & Cox’s Success and Diversifying Your Bond Portfolio

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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. 

Oct 11 2019

18mins

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

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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. 

Oct 04 2019

18mins

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Cheap Dividend Payers, Short-Term Bond Funds, and More

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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 sustainability.

Sep 27 2019

22mins

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5 Fund Downgrades and Dividends in Healthcare

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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 insights on how retirees can better plan for taxes in the 4th-quarter.

Sep 20 2019

32mins

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Investing Insights: Vanguard Dividend Growth's Promise and Portfolio De-Risking

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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.

Sep 13 2019

25mins

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

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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.

Sep 06 2019

28mins

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

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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 picks in industrials, energy, and technology.

Aug 30 2019

24mins

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

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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.

Aug 23 2019

27mins

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

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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.

Aug 16 2019

30mins

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

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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.

Aug 02 2019

29mins

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

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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.

Jul 26 2019

28mins

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