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.
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.
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