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Morningstar Moments: 3 Things You May Have Missed

Our analysts discuss Coinbase, financial health after the pandemic, and deforestation.

Here are the major market moments our analysts have been talking about.

1) Coinbase Goes Public


Another day, another public company has joined the ranks. What exactly is Coinbase? It is an exchange platform where users can securely buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. Instead of going public with an IPO, Coinbase took a different approach with a direct public offering. Margaret Giles explains the significance of the public offering and other details about the crypto-economy provider.

2) The Pandemic Paints a Picture of America's Financial Health


The coronavirus altered everyone's lives in one way or another, from day-to-day routines to finances. To demonstrate the impacts of the pandemic on the financial health in American households, Steve Wendel and Stan Treger conducted research with The Aspen Institute's Financial Security Program, NORC at the University of Chicago, and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association's Retirement Research Center. Their findings reveal the gaps that need to be filled as well as some lessons for the finance industry.

3) Shareholders Get to the Root of the Problem


Bulldozers aren't the only contributors to deforestation. Fast-food stocks, paper products, and snack companies are also responsible. Environmental issues like deforestation and climate change don't just affect the ecosystem--they affect investment portfolios, too. As we celebrate Earth Month, Jackie Cook reminds us of the impact shareholders have on their investments and the environment.

Stay in the loop with @MorningstarInc and our analysts: Samantha Lamas, behavioral researcher: @SamanthaLamas4 Steve Wendel, head of behavioral research: @sawendel Jackie Cook, director of sustainability stewardship research: @FundVotes

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