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Russel Kinnel: 'Fear and Greed Are the Enemy of Good Investing'

Morningstar’s director of manager research on 'Flowmageddon,' seismic shifts in the fund industry, and why fund-company mergers usually fizzle.

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Our guest today is Russ Kinnel‏. Russ is director of manager research for Morningstar Research Services and the longtime editor of the Morningstar FundInvestor newsletter. As part of his duties, Russ chairs the North America ratings committee that oversees and approves the Morningstar Analyst Ratings that Morningstar's manager research analysts assign to the funds they cover. A mainstay of our research efforts for years, Russ has authored a number of well-known and widely cited studies, including the annual “Mind the Gap” study of investor returns, and is frequently quoted in the financial media. Russ is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his bachelor's degree in economics.

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