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Morningstar Moments: The Omicron Variant and Charitable Giving Strategies

The results are in: The best and worst new ETFs of 2021 list is live.

1) The Omicron Sell-Off

As the newest strain of the coronavirus made headlines, it also pulled the stock market down from its record highs. Our outlook on leading vaccine-makers remains unchanged. However, our analysts found three wide-moat stocks that have just gone on sale. Check out these bargains now

2) 'Tis the Season for Charitable Giving

The size of the donation is not what matters. Anyone can be a charitable giver, as explained by Christine Benz and Susan Dziubinski. Whether you’re contributing to charity through IRA assets or a donor-advised fund, here is how you can give back--and get a little something for yourself on your tax write-off. 

3) The ETF World’s Class of 2021

This year alone, 406 new exchange-traded funds were launched. With the year wrapping up, Ben Johnson explored the crowded landscape to find the best and worst additions. Here's a quick tip: The hottest trend is not always the best investment.  

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