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Despite stubbornly high unemployment, we have reason to believe fiscal stimulus has helped household finances hold up across all income levels.

Marcus Padley on a dog's life for analysts; bubble trouble; value v growth; global v Aussie; FANMAGs; young investors; aged care; defensive equities.

Why doing a whole lot of nothing might be the ultimate contrarian approach.

RBA spoils retiree income; Jane Hume on super; decumulation changes; consumer stock picks; Marks and tax; financial advice; retirement strategies.

Why $100bn in ETFs? Retirement portfolio rebalance; higher rates and equities; attack and defense; inequality and taxes; whither Europe and GameStop.

Morningstar indexes reveal the extent of US technology dominance, writes Dan Lefkovitz.

Record property prices; Reddit v hedge to the moon; MFS CIO interview; 7 charts to watch; retiree struggles; WFH v office; innovation wrap; IPO bounce.

And the longer inflation remains down the higher price-to-earnings ratios may go, writes Nicki Bourlioufas.

Recent events suggest there are two types of people in finance today: the trading app hares and the income-investing tortoises.

Loving stock stories and funds; Buffett win and lose; themes for 2021; investors Breaking Bad; retiree SG increases; buying banks; home affordability.

Computer game use has increased during covid-19 confinement, which is good news for publishers, but perhaps not for parents. 

Biden bounce; income from shares; retiree benefits; new US/China front; how fund managers build FUM; gold outlook; cut out the 'millionaire'.

A look at the tools the president can wield and the public policy he might pursue.

A handful of US tech companies have ‘astronomical’ valuations, according to a Morningstar report.

Watch your collapsibles; best and worst funds; Noel on patience rewarded; Grantham on the bubble; inequality and investing; how did your stocks go?

The Australian dollar is tipped to flirt with five-year highs this year, writes Nicki Bourlioufas.

Amid this week's tumult it was easy to miss the warning of an 'epic' stock bubble and what to do about it.

24 top tips for 2021; most viewed of 2020; market outlook and new visions for Australia; COVID investing lessons; post-retirement framework.

EOY ebook: 20 interviews in 2020; ETFs as $100bn looms; IPO a-go-go; 5 reasons to aim small; wrong super policies; 2021 outlook; fix your estate.

China bounced back strongly from the covid-19 crisis. Now, what next?

Despite medium-term hurdles, AGL and Origin look attractive if you’re patient, says Morningstar's Adrian Atkins.

Both equity and fixed interest markets now have far greater understanding of which companies will struggle during COVID. Supported by central banks, the markets have bailed out companies facing zero revenues.

China funds and trusts have had an excellent year, and a new US President could provide a further boost if they revive US-China relations.

We forecast a strong long-run US recovery.

Morningstar columnist John Rekenthaler wonders whether buying government bonds is the equivalent of stuffing your money under the mattress.

Investing in business while wages stagnate is the wrong approach, the Grattan Institute's Danielle Wood has told a Morningstar forum.