Friday, October 24, 2014
Dividend Investing
Morningstar’s Josh Peters sizes up the disappointing results from McDonald’s and Coke, and GE’s nice surprise.
ETF Spotlight
We outline some of the key criteria in constructing a passive portfolio and discuss a framework for evaluating individual funds.
Morningstar Minute: Sector Update
The mortgage crisis may be behind them, but big banks are still struggling to dampen costs.
    Heard on the Boards
    Have you made any portfolio moves due to the recent volatility or are you standing pat, and why?
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      Market Barometer
      Lg
      Md
      Sm
      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
      475K
      Actual
      Market Consensus
      NA
      Actual
      Market Consensus
      NA
      Actual
      Market Consensus
      NA
      Actual
      Market Consensus
      NA
      Actual
      Market Consensus
      NA
      Actual
      Market Indexes
      DJIA
      16,687
      9.4
      0.1%
      S&P 500
      1,951
      0.1
      0.0%
      NASDAQ
      4,454
      1.7
      0.0%
      Morningstar U.S. Market
      4,907
      -2.1
      0.0%
      Morningstar Small Cap
      7,291
      -13.2
      -0.2%
      Commodity Futures
      Gold
      $1,231.40
      -1.08%
      Oct 14
      Light Crude
      $80.89
      -1.46%
      Dec 14
      Natural Gas
      $3.58
      -1.16%
      Nov 14
      Maturity
      %Yield
      6 Month
      0.06
      2 Year
      0.41
      5 Year
      1.46
      10 Year
      2.25
      30 Year
      3.01
      1 Yr Ago
      Last Close
      Data as of last close