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Dividend All-Stars, Bond-Fund Performance, and Cannabis Stocks

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended July 12.

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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.

That was the return of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index in the second quarter--its highest quarterly gain in more than seven years. We take a look at how bond funds did during the quarter. does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.