Expecting massive, short-term stock price increases is speculation, not investing. At Morningstar Investment Management LLC, we believe recent investing behavior, perhaps exacerbated and amplified by social media, is concerning. Here's why we think this behavior highlights the value of working with an investment professional for sound, long-term financial planning.
Retirees have different needs from their portfolios, so you might expect a portfolio’s investment strategy to be aligned with those needs. Although the income approach isn’t always preferred, new research shows it can be a viable alternative to a total return approach.
We believe viewing retirement health care costs as an annual expense, instead of as a lump sum, makes it easier for retirees to plan for and pay for them.
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Behavioral finance principles can be applied to an Advisors practice to help clients remain invested and focused on the long-term, while avoiding behavioral mistakes that can destroy their wealth.
How can Advisors help clients navigate these challenging times, focus on goals, and find a level of calm in their financial life?
2020 has been an unprecedented and emotionally-charged ride — the most difficult for advisors in over a decade. Yet as the year ends, significant uncertainty lingers regarding the markets, the economy, and the election that continues to rattle investor nerves.
Without a doubt, the ongoing global pandemic has us re-imagining many aspects of our day-to-day life. But should investors change how they think about investing or what they can expect from their portfolios? Marta Norton, CIO for the Americas, talks about finding opportunities, protecting on the downside, and how we bring the two together when building portfolios.
With so many of us Americans working and learning from home during the pandemic, it led us to ask, “How are we doing investing from home?” Here we’ll offer a few pro tips for making the most of this unusual time.
Risk preferences are an important part of the financial planning process, but it needs to be considered against goals. Goal setting is where the magic happens. Risk capacity, risk required and risk reactivity are all pivotal inputs in a goals-based framework.
Even in the best of times, investing can be challenging. Ryan Murphy, Morningstar Investment Management head of Decision Sciences, discusses how, in difficult times, it can be helpful for investors to take pause.
Market dips and dives can feel like punches at times, and all investors need to balance emotions like fear and regret with decision-making. Hear insights on what investors can do for themselves to avoid decision pitfalls.
A process similar to the "five stages of grief" can be seen in market crises, including the current one.