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How I learned to stop worrying and believe these people are actually onto something.

Putting all your money into a single stock might teach you how to invest, but it is a costly lesson.

What's the best way to get started in investing? Not with individual stocks, writes Christine Benz.

Why adding more asset classes isn't always helpful.

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A battle betweeen smart professional stock sellers and those known as the corona generation has hit global equity markets in recent months.

Answers to questions you might be asking about where the market stands.

Companies are turning to shareholders to help fund them through the pandemic, sometimes leaving them worse off.

Sustainable investing has moved into the mainstream in recent years. Eventually everyone will be an ESG investor, says Morningstar columnist John Rekenthaler.

How you can help your loved ones get on the right track financially, even in a pandemic.

A behavioural checklist for investors facing turbulent markets.

We think stocks will eventually recover from this downturn, and investors shouldn't wait on the sidelines until they do.

A 12 per cent spike in the cost of financial advice may be a deterrent, but have you thought about how much money your adviser could be saving you?

Still buying and selling securities in this market chaos? Here are some simple ways to protect yourself from the extreme volatility.

The coronavirus-induced falls in share markets in recent weeks highlight the importance of spreading risk across asset classes, and within them.

How memories of market crashes could be clouding your judgment now.

How religious conviction and changing public sentiment led to the rise of investing for values in the United States and what companies have done to keep up.

The pandemic-lead economic downturn has spooked already cautious millennial investors – but anecdotal evidence suggests that many are sticking to their investment objectives and goals

Going 'all in' and investing a lump sum rather than drip-feeding money into your portfolio usually provides a better return, says Morningstar's Tom Lauricella.

Your no-nonsense guide to understanding downmarket jargon like volatility, bear market, and recession.

The unprecedented disruption coronavirus has unleashed on our daily lives also brings opportunity, says Morningstar's Steve Wendel.

Will there be a second wave? Can we avoid another shutdown? Could a treatment be used to prevent disease? Morningstar strategists respond.

Key steps to take back control if your retirement portfolio has taken a tumble.

Morningstar's Ben Johnson says the best way to protect yourself during turbulent times is to avoid trading during episodes where ETF prices disconnect from their NAV.

We want to act, but should we? The impulse to sell out is natural but you may live to regret it, says Samantha Lamas.

The coronavirus has highlighted the importance of having an emergency fund – and it’s easy to establish.

From stock opportunities to survival guides, from market updates to fund managers' forecasts, Morningstar examines the effect of covid-19 on the investment world.

Within the context of properly functioning of markets, circuit breakers can help with price discovery that could establish where the bottom is – but they also increase anxiety.


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