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Morningstar Runs the Numbers

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended March 17.

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Inspired by Harper's Index (with a tip of the hat to FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits blog), Morningstar Runs the Numbers uses a numbers-based approach to highlight recent Morningstar research, along with some outside news stories.

75-100 basis points
As widely expected, the Fed raised the target interest rate to a range of 75-100 basis points Wednesday. Director of economic analysis Bob Johnson says the Fed's plan for stair-step rate hikes to a 3% level in the coming years will likely be derailed by economic reality.

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