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Weekly Wrap: Morningstar.com's Year Round-Up

We recap the week on Morningstar.com and note the most popular stocks, funds, and exchange-traded funds.

Editor's Picks
The Biggest Mutual Fund Stories of 2019
These 8 events were attention-getters.

10 Most Popular Stocks, Funds, and ETFs of 2019
Here are the most-viewed securities on Morningstar.com this year.

The 10 Most Popular Stories on Morningstar.com in 2019
Our readers’ tastes can be summed up in two words: income and Vanguard.

Top 10 Takeaways from The Long View Podcast
Experts offered insights on retirement planning, whether value stocks are due for a rebound, and what types of spending correlates with happiness in retirement.

Portfolio Planning and Personal Finance With Christine Benz
A Year-End To-Do List for Bucket Investors
A step-by-step guide to 'bucket maintenance' as the year winds down.

Strategies for Young Investors
Vanguard's Maria Bruno talks about the decisions young investors face.

Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds
The Oddest Charts in Mutual Funds Tell a Good Story
Investors are supposed to chase performance, right? They're not.

Overlooked Foreign Stock ETFs
These three options are pretty good.

An Eclectic and Edgy International Fund
Newly rated Davis International has low fees and a talented stock-picker at the helm.

The Evolution of Foreign Stock Index Funds
What is the best way to make a selection?

The People of Pimco Continue to Impress
The combination of people and process has made the firm resilient.

A Great All-Cap Foreign Stock Fund
This compelling choice gets an upgrade.

Stocks
Our Top Housing-Related Pick
Robust third-quarter housing data has stretched most valuations.

Is Enbridge a Good Pick for Dividend Seekers?
The wide-moat firm has one of the most attractive dividends in the Canadian energy sector.

Top 10 Holdings of Our Ultimate Stock-Pickers' Index
Large-cap strategies disappoint on the back of stock market volatility in late 2019.

Suspended MAX Production Dings Boeing Valuation
We still believe the company’s wide moat offers structural protection, though.

Which Brick-and-Mortars Can Contend With Amazon?
We believe home improvement and auto-part retailers are among the best protected.

DuPont Gets Better End of Deal
We think its divestment to IFF makes good strategic sense.

Rekenthaler Report
What Investment Factors Work for Stocks?
Volatility, size, and momentum, say Morningstar's quantitative researchers.

Using Morningstar's New Factor Profiles
Another tool for understanding stock funds.

Commentary
Funds Enjoy Highest Flows in Nearly 2 Years
U.S. equity funds experienced modest outflows in November.

Performance Across the Decade
How has the decade stacked up for stocks and bonds?

Is the Conventional Wisdom About Lineup Size Still Correct?
A new Morningstar paper questions the status quo.

The 2020 Retirement Landscape
Contributor Mark Miller examines how his predictions for 2019 turned out and shares his expectations for 2020.

The Long View
Moira Somers: How to Give Financial Advice That People Will Actually Take
A neuropsychologist discusses why clients don't do what their financial advisors tell them to do--and how advisors can improve upon that.

Most Requested Stock Quotes
Apple
Boeing Co
Amazon.com
Microsoft
AT&T

Most Requested Fund Quotes
Vanguard Dividend Growth
Fidelity Contrafund
Vanguard 500 Index
T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation
T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth

Most Requested ETF Quotes 
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
SPDR S&P 500 ETF
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF
Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF