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Elizabeth Foos

Elizabeth Foos

Beth Foos is an associate director for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She covers fixed income, focusing primarily on municipal-bond strategies. Before joining the manager research team in 2014, she was a municipal credit analyst.

Foos has more than 10 years of experience in public finance. Before joining Morningstar in 2011, she was an analyst for Moody’s Investors Service and a consultant to local governments for the Michigan Municipal League. Foos has also held various roles in marketing and public relations for Time Inc. and Teach for America.

Foos holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.


Nearly a year after Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla declared that the commonwealth couldn't pay its debt, little has been resolved to give its residents or its investors any solace.

Morningstar's Beth Foos shares some of our top picks for tax-sensitive investors seeking short-term, longer-term, or high-yield muni funds.

Silver-rated Vanguard Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund boasts solid long-term returns, thanks in part to its straightforward approach and low costs.

After struggling dearly in 2013's challenging environment, muni funds have turned in solid performance as interest rates, defaults, and new issuance remain low, and credit quality has improved.