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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 

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

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

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