Morningstar Inc.

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DEFINITION of 'Morningstar Inc.'

A Chicago-based investment research firm that compiles and analyzes fund, stock and general market data. Morningstar also provides an extensive line of internet, software and print-based products for individual investors, financial advisors and institutional clients. Among its many offerings, Morningstar's comprehensive, one-page mutual and exchange-traded fund reports are widely used by investors to determine the investment quality of the more than 2,000 funds it covers.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Morningstar Inc.'

Morningstar is a respected and reliable source of independent investment analysis for all levels of fund and stock investors, ranging from inexperienced beginners to sophisticated experts. Its website includes free information on individual funds and stocks. More complete data is available through subscription services and publications. Many public libraries are subscribers to Morningstar services.

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