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Morningstar Moments: 3 Things You May Have Missed

This week, our analysts had a few things to say about cryptocurrency and the racial wealth gap.

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

1) Tips for the Crypto Curious


https://twitter.com/AmyCArnott1/status/1422977651778674688 

If you are struggling to keep up with the crypto craze, Amy Arnott has you covered. Not only has she investigated how bitcoin and ether would work in a portfolio, but she has something for beginners, too: a glossary and resource list./p>

2) An Update on Crypto ETFs


https://twitter.com/MstarETFUS/status/1421479009662144516

Are you starting to feel like you can’t escape crypto? We don’t blame you. There have been endless discussions about whether this investment belongs in retirement plans and exchange-traded funds. Recently, Ben Johnson weighed in on a conversation about former SEC chairman Jay Clayton’s support for crypto ETFs. Johnson explains what investors need to pay attention to if the SEC ever approves this investment.

3) A Policy Solution for Closing the Racial Wealth Gap


https://twitter.com/AronSzapiro/status/1421140563831574534

The income gap in America is impossible to ignore. According to the Survey of Consumer Finances, white families had a median income of more than $70,000 compared whereas Black families only had about $41,000. There is a solution that could help close this gap: “baby bonds.” Aron Szapiro outlines the ins and outs of this program.

Stay in the loop with @MorningstarInc and our analysts:

Amy C. Arnott, portfolio strategist: @AmyCArnott1
Ben Johnson, director of global ETF research: @MstarETFUS
Aron Szapiro, head of policy research: @AronSzapiro