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