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Morningstar Runs the Numbers

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended Jan. 20.

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Inspired by Harper's Index (with a tip of the hat to FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits blog), Morningstar Runs the Numbers uses a numbers-based approach to highlight recent Morningstar research, along with some outside news stories.

The consumer price index rose 0.3% in December, the Labor Department said Wednesday. So-called core CPI, which excluding more volatile food and energy items, rose 0.2%. While those readings were in line with economists' forecasts, director of economic analysis Bob Johnson believes investors are underestimating the potential for inflation does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.