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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.

iTunes Ratings

162 Ratings
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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

162 Ratings
Average Ratings
88
42
13
10
9

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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: Earnings from Coke and Cisco, Generating Cash Flow in Retirement, and More

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This week on the podcast, our analysts’ takes on Coca Cola and Cisco results; Christine Benz suggests three strategies for generating cash flow in retirement; Travis Miller highlights 3 utilities for income investors; Jon Hale talks about the growth of sustainable investing; Mark Cash gives his take on Dell stock; and Alex Bryan shares a low-cost ETF with a focus on strong businesses.

Feb 15 2019

18mins

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Rank #4: Contenders to Amazon, SECURE Act, and Enbridge

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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. 

Dec 20 2019

23mins

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: How to Stay Invested Today, Tomorrow, and for the Long-Term

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In this week’s podcast, Beth Foos highlights how the coronavirus has affected the municipal-bond market, Dan Lefkovitz discusses the sustainability of dividend-paying stocks, Mike Hodel gives an update on telecom stocks, Ben Johnson and Colin Plunkett breakdown the effects that electronic-only trading will have on the New York Stock Exchange and investors, Christine Benz explains how bucketing during times of turmoil can help investors both old and new, and lastly, Johannes Faul predicts that although the coronavirus fallout has hurt the markets, we can anticipate a strong, lasting comeback.

Mar 27 2020

36mins

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: Last-Minute IRA Tips, Steady Dividend Payers, and More

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This week on the podcast, Christine Benz with tips for last-minute IRA contributions, Damien Conover with undervalued health-care stocks with secure dividends, Russ Kinnel with the recipe for finding “fantastic” funds, Erin Lash with high-quality and underpriced packaged goods stocks, Alfonzo Bruno with a strong inflation hedge from Vanguard, and Ariel’s John Rogers on the changing face of value investing.

Mar 15 2019

22mins

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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: How to Invest in Times of Volatility, and Opportunities in the Markets

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In this week’s podcast, we continue to cover movements in the market and how you should invest amid times of volatility. First, Daniel Needham discusses the importance of staying invested. Then, Karen Andersen and Preston Caldwell discuss the implications of the coronavirus for the economy and the market. Next, we highlight sectors that are the most undervalued. Then, Russ Kinnel highlights funds that saw improvement in ratings after leadership changes. Lastly, Christine Benz shares the exceptions to the rule of sitting still during market volatility.

Mar 20 2020

26mins

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Rank #16: First-Quarter Review, Christine Benz on Managing Cash in Retirement, and More

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This week on the podcast, Russ Kinnel discusses the dominant performance of growth strategies during the first quarter, Sarah Bush talks about the bond market’s performance so far this year, Ben Johnson recaps the first quarter in ETFs, Christine Benz on how to manage cash in retirement, Jake Strole with a high-quality yet undervalued insurer, and our analysts share 3 good funds having a great year.

Apr 05 2019

35mins

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Rank #17: Healthy Investing Habits and Roth Conversions

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In this week’s podcast, Susan Dziubinski highlights three dividend growth funds, Alex Bryan reveals areas of the market that have performed worse than others during the economic downturn, Christine Benz offers ideas for forming and maintaining healthy investment habits, Damien Conover puts a spotlight on the most undervalued industry in the healthcare sector, Eric Jacobson explains why today’s market situation is different than it was in 2008, and IRA expert Ed Slott discusses converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth.

Apr 03 2020

28mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: Large-Caps, 529s, and a Wide-Moat Pick

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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.

May 31 2019

30mins

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Rank #20: 35 Years of Empowering Investor Success

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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.

May 17 2019

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Mid-Year Portfolio Reviews and Investing Excellence Award Winners

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In this week’s podcast, Christine Benz details what investors should have on their radar for mid-year portfolio reviews, Sarah Bush highlights three individuals awarded for Investing Excellence, Jackie Cook breaks down the basics and importance of proxy voting, Ben Johnson discusses how fund fees have contracted in recent years and Russ Kinnel shares his favorite foreign large value funds.

Jun 26 2020

48mins

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Approaching Asset Allocation During Volatility

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In this week’s podcast, Christine Benz provides tips for approaching asset allocation when the stock market is volatile, Travis Miller shares three utility names in promising positions, and Kevin Brown highlights two companies that are paying above average dividends.

Jun 19 2020

12mins

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Coronavirus Insights: Economic Impact, Vaccine Update

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In this week’s podcast, we are pleased to present “Coronavirus Insights: Economic Impact, Vaccine Update.” Preston Caldwell and Karen Andersen from Morningstar Research Services discuss the impacts COVID-19 will have on the economy and when we can expect a vaccine. 

Jun 12 2020

44mins

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The Best Defense for Bear Markets and Estate Planning Must-Haves

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In this week’s podcast, Russ Kinnel examines previous bear markets to figure out the best defense, Christine Benz shares the must-have documents for estate planning, Alec Lucas surveys the dividend landscape, Christine Benz offers advice for creating income when yields are low and provides a personal finance to-do list. 

Jun 05 2020

40mins

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Highly Rated Funds Reopen and 529 Answers

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In this week’s podcast, Russ Kinnel shares four highly-rated funds that have reopened for investors, Alex Bryan addresses the risks and rewards of value investing, Madeline Hume evaluates how the recent market crisis affects college savings, Christine Benz suggests strategies for retirees who rely on dividend stocks, and our data reveals that stocks are less attractive today than they were in March.

May 29 2020

30mins

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Rethinking Retirement Income and Investment Strategies

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In this week’s podcast, Christine Benz examines the implications this market could have on retirees; Josh Aguilar points out a stock with a consistent, predictable dividend; Christine Benz shares 5 investing missteps investors might make while navigating volatile markets and reminds us what to consider while looking for the right asset allocation for our portfolios; and Vanguard’s Maria Bruno addresses the decisions young investors face.

May 22 2020

28mins

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Secure Dividends in the Healthcare Sector and RMD Solutions for Retirees

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In this week’s podcast, Damien Conover shares which drug manufacturers have the most secure dividends, Eric Jacobson discusses the winners and losers of the most recent bond fund sell-off, Rebecca Scheuneman tells us what we can expect from the food industry in the coming months. PIMCO’s Tim Steffen considers these factors surrounding IRA conversions, and Christine Benz discusses how retired investors can handle their RMDs this year.

May 15 2020

45mins

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Special Report: Coping With the Financial Toll of COVID-19

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In this week’s podcast, we’re pleased to present “Coping With the Financial Toll of COVID-19,” a replay of a YouTube Premiere event featuringChristine Benz, the director of personal finance for Morningstar, Inc.

May 08 2020

30mins

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Finding Bank Dividends and Berkshire in a Pandemic

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In this week’s podcast, Eric Compton finds opportunities within bank dividends in today’s market, Alex Bryan offers ideas for a range of ETFs on the ESG spectrum, Christine Benz takes a second look at what experts predicted for long-term returns of stocks and bonds, Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs shares how the treasury office helps investors, Gregg Warren shares his thoughts on how Berkshire will be affected by the pandemic, and Christine Benz discusses how a downturn is not a buying opportunity for every investor. 

May 01 2020

45mins

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How Oil Prices Made History and Riding Out the Market Crisis

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In this week’s podcast, Dave Meats and Dave Sekera discuss oil prices, Russ Kinnel highlights what has suffered and what has persevered through recent volatility, Christine Benz shares personal finance tasks investors can do for their portfolio while the world is on pause, Russ Kinnel examines funds that held up better than others during recent market turbulence, and we offer guidance on how to navigate the current market crisis. 

Apr 24 2020

33mins

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Newly Reopened Funds and Ways to Use Bonds in Your Portfolio

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In this week’s podcast, we share insights about three funds that have reopened, Mike Hodel examines the communications sector, Brian Bernard analyzes industrials, Christine Benz explains how bonds can still play a pivotal role in your portfolio, Tony Thomas shares surprises from the latest fund flows report, and tax and financial planning specialist Jeff Levine discusses how to improve our tax position.

Apr 17 2020

33mins

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Special Report: How to Cope with Market Volatility

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In this week’s podcast, we’re pleased to present “How to Cope with Market Volatility,” a collection of content from Morningstar experts.

Apr 09 2020

26mins

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Healthy Investing Habits and Roth Conversions

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In this week’s podcast, Susan Dziubinski highlights three dividend growth funds, Alex Bryan reveals areas of the market that have performed worse than others during the economic downturn, Christine Benz offers ideas for forming and maintaining healthy investment habits, Damien Conover puts a spotlight on the most undervalued industry in the healthcare sector, Eric Jacobson explains why today’s market situation is different than it was in 2008, and IRA expert Ed Slott discusses converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth.

Apr 03 2020

28mins

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How to Stay Invested Today, Tomorrow, and for the Long-Term

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In this week’s podcast, Beth Foos highlights how the coronavirus has affected the municipal-bond market, Dan Lefkovitz discusses the sustainability of dividend-paying stocks, Mike Hodel gives an update on telecom stocks, Ben Johnson and Colin Plunkett breakdown the effects that electronic-only trading will have on the New York Stock Exchange and investors, Christine Benz explains how bucketing during times of turmoil can help investors both old and new, and lastly, Johannes Faul predicts that although the coronavirus fallout has hurt the markets, we can anticipate a strong, lasting comeback.

Mar 27 2020

36mins

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How to Invest in Times of Volatility, and Opportunities in the Markets

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In this week’s podcast, we continue to cover movements in the market and how you should invest amid times of volatility. First, Daniel Needham discusses the importance of staying invested. Then, Karen Andersen and Preston Caldwell discuss the implications of the coronavirus for the economy and the market. Next, we highlight sectors that are the most undervalued. Then, Russ Kinnel highlights funds that saw improvement in ratings after leadership changes. Lastly, Christine Benz shares the exceptions to the rule of sitting still during market volatility.

Mar 20 2020

26mins

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Managing Investments Amid Volatility and Virus Concerns

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In this week’s podcast, we continue to cover market volatility and coronavirus concerns with Ben Johnson exploring how ETFs might behave and affect the broader market. Then, equity analyst Kevin Brown provides insights into buying opportunities in hotel REITs. Next, how investors in Asia are reacting in the ETF space. Andrew Lill looks at our take on the market; and finally, where we see value in travel firms.

Mar 13 2020

17mins

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Navigating Market Downturns and Medicare Choices

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In this week’s podcast, market volatility continues to dominate the news; Christine Benz discusses how to turn a down market to your advantage, followed by Russ Kinnel’s fund picks that provide safety in times of uncertainty. Alex Bryan investigates how low-volatility funds are faring during market downturns; in this low interest rate environment, our equity analysts share two picks for stocks with burly dividends. Then, Mark Miller breaks down the differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

Mar 06 2020

32mins

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All About IRA Picks and Market Volatility

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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.

Feb 28 2020

34mins

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Dividend Growth Stocks and Funds with High People Ratings

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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. 

Feb 21 2020

18mins

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Fund Picks for IRAs and Why Foreign Stocks Are Lagging

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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.

Feb 14 2020

19mins

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iTunes Ratings

162 Ratings
Average Ratings
88
42
13
10
9

Great Pod

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

High quality

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