Thursday, October 30, 2014
Video Report
Headline growth was better than expected, but an unsustainable boost from government spending and exports means the U.S. hasn’t broken out of its slow-growth trends, says Morningstar’s Bob Johnson.
Video Report
Rather than speculating in the bond market, investors should use the asset class as an 'anchor to windward' in tough markets, says the Vanguard founder.
Error-Proof Portfolio
Tips for managing capital gains distributions, harvesting tax losses, and taking required minimum distributions.
Wide-Moat Investing
Forget about minimizing risk. Instead, make sure that you are adequately compensated for the risks you're taking on, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
Heard on the Boards
As Halloween approaches, we'd like to hear what frightens you most about your holdings
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    Value—Growth
    Day Return
    +1.25%
    0
    -1.25%
    1Wk Return
    +1.25%
    0
    -1.25%
    1Mo Return
    +4%
    0
    -4%
    3Mo Return
    +8%
    0
    -8%
    1Yr Return
    +20%
    0
    -20%
    3Yr Return
    +20%
    0
    -20%
    1Wk1Mo3Mo1Yr3Yr
    Market Consensus
    284K
    Actual
    287K
    Market Consensus
    2375K
    Actual
    2384K
    Oct 30
    Market Consensus
    3.0%
    Actual
    3.5%
    Market Consensus
    1.5%
    Actual
    1.3%
    Market Consensus
    NA
    Actual
    87 bcf
    Market Consensus
    0.3%
    Actual
    Market Indexes
    DJIA
    17,213
    238.8
    1.4%
    S&P 500
    1,998
    15.7
    0.8%
    NASDAQ
    4,573
    23.7
    0.5%
    Morningstar U.S. Market
    5,027
    38.6
    0.8%
    Morningstar Small Cap
    7,528
    67.4
    0.9%
    Commodity Futures
    Gold
    $1,202.10
    -1.81%
    Nov 14
    Light Crude
    $81.48
    -0.88%
    Dec 14
    Natural Gas
    $3.82
    0.92%
    Dec 14
    Maturity
    %Yield
    6 Month
    0.06
    2 Year
    0.41
    5 Year
    1.51
    10 Year
    2.27
    30 Year
    3.04
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