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These three titles each provide readers with comprehensive single-page reports on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Each book includes data tables, graphs, reports, and a wealth of other data that makes picking the right investment easy. With these books in hand, readers will be able to compare investments, spot the winners, and get all the vital data they need to make smart decisions in one single handy resource. Morningstar, Inc., is a leading global investment research firm that provides an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, institutions, and the media. Founded in 1984, Morningstar is the trusted, independent source for insightful information on stocks, mutual funds, variable annuities, closed-end funds, exchanged-traded funds, separate accounts, and 529 college savings plans. With operations in 16 countries, the company currently tracks more than 100,000 investment offerings worldwide.