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Seeing (Hollow) Stars? Here's Why

We detail how Morningstar uses extended return data to show historical performance for newer fund share classes.

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Question: I've noticed that some funds on Morningstar.com have Morningstar Ratings for funds that use hollow stars instead of solid stars. What do these hollow stars mean?

Answer: We often get questions about why information is displayed a certain way on Morningstar.com. Two of the most common questions involve hollow star ratings and italicized performance data, both of which are related to Morningstar's extended performance metrics.

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