Morningstar reaches its audience through multiple print and digital platforms, giving advertisers a way to specify fully integrated programs that are driven through all channels, or deliver highly focused messages through one platform. Our Content Areas below are listed in order of relative audience engagement; to find out how which is best for you, please contact your account executive.

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Home

More than 2 million visitors and members come to Morningstar each day because they "enjoy learning about investment opportunities" and "are constantly watching over their investments." Morningstar's philosophy of designing its tools, content, and analysis to help investors make better investing decisions has built a loyal following. The home page is the entry point to all our data, content, star ratings and research. With more than 25% of site traffic, it is the second busiest part of Morningstar.com, day-in, day-out!

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Mutual Funds

From our famous star ratings to style boxes and industry insight, when people think of mutual funds, they think of Morningstar. Target this channel and you will reach people who come to Morningstar.com to view live quotes, search through ideas for mutual funds, get the latest news from the fund world, and read Morningstar.com's latest analyst research reports - the most comprehensive set of fund analyst research on the Web. To gain access to any article requiring a Premium Subscription please contact your Account Representative.

Mutual Fund Layout

Financial Articles and News Feeds

Blending our independent, insightful analysis with up-to-the-minute market news, the continually updated articles on Morningstar.com are among the most often read and heavily trafficked parts of the site. With prominent in-line placement and many targeting options, this is one of the most dollar-efficient placements. To view representative articles click on image at right and select article from archive.

ETFs Page Layout

ETFs

Exchange-traded funds are among the fastest growing products available to investors. Morningstar's ETF channel provides investors with all the tools they need to understand and make decisions about their ETFs. From providing commentary, data, and screening tools for more casual users, to analyst research and star ratings for more sophisticated users, this channel attracts a focused, engaged investor audience.

Stocks Layout

Stocks

Nearly 70% of Morningstar's members own stocks, and our stocks channel rivals our fund channel for third highest traffic levels on Morningstar's Web site. People come to Morningstar's stocks channel for statistics on more than 7,000 stocks, research on more than 1,700 stocks, and Morningstar's proprietary analysis and data. To gain access to any article requiring a Premium Subscription please contact your Account Representative.

Options Layout

Options

Options investors are a niche that is growing. Trading volume grew 35% last year! Additionally, Morningstar's research shows this group to be very affluent: investors trading options in their portfolio have twice the income and twice the asset level of investors that don't trade options. Morningstar's unique, fundamental-based approach to options draws sophisticated investors, day traders, and stock investors who actively follow the market. Reach this audience by advertising in Morningstar's Options Center.

Portfolio Content

Portfolio

Nearly 30% of Morningstar's daily traffic comes to our Portfolio Manager. Our members use this top-rated tool to track, analyze, and optimize their portfolios with features such as our X-Ray that are not found anywhere else on the Web. Targeting this channel, you will reach engaged, active investors who are looking for ideas to improve their portfolios!

Personal Finance Page Layout

Personal Finance

The personal finance channel is a great way to get your client's brand in front of active, engaged investors. People come to this section of Morningstar.com for tips about their finances, retirement, taxes, and wealth management, to name just a few. The channel is all about learning, and people come back over and over again to the best ideas from Morningstar's editorial staff.

Tools Page Layout

Tools

Some investors are more analytical while others are less so. Targeting the Tools channel will reach investors who are more oriented toward analytics and tracking their investments. From screening and comparing investments to optimizing their portfolios, active investors come to Morningstar to monitor their holdings. To gain access to any feature requiring a Premium Subscription please contact your Account Representative.

Hedge Funds Page Layout

Hedge Funds

Traditionally, it has been hard to find information about hedge funds. Morningstar is changing that. We have grown our hedge fund channel from a handful of data points to one of the leading hedge fund databases in the industry. With access to data on more than 6,000 hedge funds and commentary from Morningstar's analysts, individuals are beginning to see Morningtar as a premier source of insight into hedge funds. These users are of extremely high net worth (more than $250,000 income for at least two consecutive years and $1 million-plus in investable assets) and they are active investors.

Markets Page Layout

Markets

The markets channel attracts users who are interested in staying atop the changing market throughout the day. And with Morningstar’s Market Barometer tool, users can see what areas of the market are doing well or poorly on any given day. This unique insight draws active investors who understand how to make sense of market gyrations.

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