Rank #1: Vanguard’s Best Active Large Caps and Stocks with Stable Dividends
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
Rank #2: Dividend Picks, Apple Undervalued, and Vanguard's 2018
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
Rank #3: Cheap Dividend Payers, Short-Term Bond Funds, and More
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
Rank #4: Dodge & Cox’s Success and Diversifying Your Bond Portfolio
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
Rank #5: Berkshire Hathaway’s Valuation, 3 Funds That Have Lost Their Mojo, and More
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
Rank #6: Bond Investing, Hands-off Portfolios, and Promising Fund Managers
Jun 28 2019
Rank #7: Michael Kitces, REITs, Value ETFs, and More
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
Rank #8: Morningstar's Picks for IRAs
This week on the podcast, our experts offer their mutual fund and ETF ideas for funding an IRA.
Mar 08 2019
Rank #9: A Solid Dividend, Funds for Retirees, and More
On this week's podcast, low-volatility ETFs, a pick among California utilities, and funds for retirees.
Apr 26 2019
Rank #10: Investing Insights: Vanguard Dividend Growth's Promise and Portfolio De-Risking
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
Rank #11: Lyft IPO, IRA Tips For Later in Life, and More
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
Rank #12: Bold Bond Picks, Top Cannabis Stocks, and Tips for Gig Workers
Jul 26 2019
Rank #13: 3 Good Ideas for IRAs, Housing, and More
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
Rank #14: Portfolio Makeovers, Volatility, and Exxon's Dividend
Our analysts discuss China, Exxon, fund winners and losers, and healthcare stocks on this week's episode.
Dec 07 2018
Rank #15: Earnings from GM and Disney, Bill Gross, Starbucks, Obscure IRA Rules, and More
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
Rank #16: A Dividend Pick, Foreign Investing, and the Benefits of Working Longer
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
Rank #17: Favorite Funds with Russ Kinnel
Jul 19 2019
Rank #18: 3 New Morningstar Medalists, 4 Hidden Benefits of Roth IRAs, and More
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
Rank #19: Earnings from Netflix, The Government Shutdown, and More
This week on the podcast, our earnings roundup with Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Netflix, and IBM; Ed Slott on missed RMDs; what the government shutdown means for the debt ceiling; Russ Kinnel on investment themes for 2019; 3 gold-rated small-cap index funds to consider; and how to build a solid portfolio foundation.
Jan 25 2019
Rank #20: 35 Years of Empowering Investor Success
May 17 2019