Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: three wide-moat names worth a look, an 89-day deal in Washington, and more.
Coverdells, UGMA/UTMAs, and 529s are among the most popular college-savings vehicles, and savers need to educate themselves on their best option for investing cost-effectively.
Emerging-markets exposure, actively managed portfolios, and the search for income, particularly with bank-loan funds, all will be hot topics at this year's conference, Oct. 2-4 in Chicago, says Morningstar's Ben Johnson.
Many of the effects from the shutdown haven't even touched the economy yet, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Thomas Halloran, who was the managing director overseeing product strategy and acquisition for Merrill Edge, named to lead B-D ING Financial Partners.
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