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By Christine Benz | 04-03-2009 10:07 AM

IRA Ideas: A Dividend ETF, Commodities ETN

Morningstar's Scott Burns recommends a high-quality dividend-focused ETF and 'a commodity funds with brains.'

Christine Benz: Hi, I'm Christine Benz from Morningstar. It's tax season, and that means you have until April 15th to fund an IRA for the 2008 tax year. With that in mind, I thought it made sense to sit down with a couple of our most senior analysts to get their perspective on what they think are great picks for funding an IRA.

So here today with me is Scott Burns. Scott is director of exchange-traded fund analysis and editor of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Scott, thanks for joining me.

Scott Burns: Thanks for having me.

Christine Benz: Now, one of your picks I think takes good advantage of the fact that with an IRA you don't have to pay taxes from year to year. So let's start with the Vanguard fund.

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