Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Short Answer
Short-term bond funds offer better rates than many money markets but also may carry higher risk.
Video Report
Morningstar's Christine Benz highlights some of her favorite ETFs and low-minimum-investment funds for new investors.
Morningstar Minute: Medalist of the Week
Vanguard Market Neutral has more than low costs going
for it.
    Heard on the Boards
    Are you using ETFs more today than in the past? How and why are you using ETFs?
      Morningstar Minute
      Morningstar Specialists
      Christine Benz: Real-life Finance
      Neither income-centric nor strictly total return, a hybrid distribution approach charts a steady course for our retirement bucket portfolio.
        Josh Peters: Dividend Investing
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          Market Indexes
          DJIA
          17,132
          100.8
          0.6%
          S&P 500
          1,999
          14.9
          0.7%
          NASDAQ
          4,553
          33.9
          0.7%
          Morningstar U.S. Market
          5,040
          0.0
          0.0%
          Morningstar Small Cap
          7,540
          0.0
          0.0%
          Commodity Futures
          Gold
          $1,235.90
          0.19%
          Sep 14
          Light Crude
          $94.76
          -0.13%
          Oct 14
          Natural Gas
          $3.98
          -0.33%
          Oct 14
          Maturity
          %Yield
          6 Month
          0.04
          2 Year
          0.55
          5 Year
          1.78
          10 Year
          2.60
          30 Year
          3.36
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