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Signal or Noise?

Introducing a new metric for gauging the funds that investors are most interested in.

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Today, we’re beginning the rollout of a new Morningstar fund metric called "Signal." This data point, which is now available for open-end funds and exchange-traded funds for all Morningstar Premium Members, combines information about a fund’s web traffic on with measurements based on the Morningstar Analyst Rating and, to expand the coverage universe, the Morningstar Quantitative Rating. These forward-looking ratings are used as an indication of an investment's quality.

This offers you a new way to evaluate the level of interest in an investment among your peers, placed in the context of Morningstar's rigorous framework for rating these investments.

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Shwetabh Sameer does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.