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Weekly Wrap: Sustainable Investing, Equities, and Cheap Stocks

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

Editor's Picks From the Archives: Why Not 100% Equities? Revisiting a 25-year old suggestion. ESG Risk Comes Into Focus Companies focus on their ESG risks to build profitability for the long term. 5 Cheap Stocks With Growing Dividends We turn to the Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index for stock ideas. Who's Trounced the Fund Averages? We Have. The average dollar invested in mutual funds has outgained the average fund. Why? Cheaper U.S. stock funds have crushed. ESG Investing Comes of Age How religious conviction and changing public sentiment led to the rise of investing for values and what companies have done to keep up. Interested in Sustainable Investing? Here's What You Need to Know About Sustainable Funds How to tell different ESG factors apart in your investing decisions.

Earnings Reports Our take on Nvidia, Cisco, and CVS.

Portfolio Planning and Personal Finance With Christine Benz 20 IRA Mistakes to Avoid From contributions to conversions to distributions, don't fall into these traps. 3 Fund Picks for an IRA There's still time to make contributions to an IRA for the 2019 tax year. Christine Benz shares some investment ideas to consider before tax day. HSAs Offer Path to Tax Deduction Christine Benz explains the tax advantages of health savings accounts, if you're eligible. You Can Now Make IRA Contributions at Any Age. But Should You? Traditional IRA contributions after RMD age may make sense in a handful of situations, but not many.

Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds A New Year, a New Month of Analyst Rating Changes Morningstar analysts rated 1,268 share classes and vehicles and 110 unique strategies in the first month of 2020. Watch for These Moves by Asset Managers And the three names we believe are best positioned. TIPS ETFs Can Help Protect From Unexpected Changes in Inflation While nominal Treasury bonds price inflation risk into their yield, they do not protect against unexpected inflation. Why International Stocks Have Lagged Foreign stocks and stock funds have underperformed the U.S. for a long time, but change is inevitable. 11 New Funds in Morningstar Prospects Morningstar Prospects showcases 11 new funds with promising futures ahead. A Gold-Rated Fund for Broad TIPS Exposure The best TIPS fund is one that is cheap and that effectively tracks a benchmark that is widely representative of the TIPS market. This fund checks all the boxes.

Stocks Initiating Coverage of Green Thumb Industries The cannabis producer offers investors attractive exposure to the fast-growing U.S. market.

A Healthier Kellogg on the Horizon But the market continues to punish this wide-moat company, providing an attractive entry point for investors. A Close Look at Pharma Firms With an ESG Lens An ESG frame helps us bring a better look at valuation within the healthcare sector. Coronavirus Could Take a Bite Out of Carnival's Results The narrow-moat firm has updated the financial impact that it expects to its business. Gold's Allure Dims Slightly as Investment Option Investment demand is expected to drop. Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Chinese Internet Firms Could Benefit We expect e-commerce, online entertainment, education, and business services to see faster adoption rates in the long term.

Rekenthaler Report From the Archives: In Praise of the Dead (Investors) Fidelity's "study" rings true, whether it exists or not.

Advisor Insights Don't Make the Client's Problem Your Problem Contributor Natalie Choate with what not to do to 'help' clients. Why We Incorporated ESG Into Our Practice We think clients are better off holding sustainable funds to guard against risks.

The Long View Jeff Levine: Cracking the New Retirement Code The tax- and financial-planning specialist weighs in on how sweeping new legislation affects IRA withdrawals, charitable giving, 401(k) plans, and more.

Most Requested Stock Quotes Apple Tesla Microsoft Exxon Mobil Amazon.com

Most Requested Fund Quotes Vanguard Dividend Growth Vanguard 500 Index T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fidelity Contrafund

Most Requested ETF Quotes SPDR S&P 500 ETF Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF Vanguard S&P 500 ETF Invesco QQQ Trust Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF

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