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October 21, 2017

"Morningstar's Best Ideas for 2018 and Beyond"
Christine Benz,
Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar
Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, Virginia 22003
Telephone: 703­-323-3000
Note: Parking at the Community College is free.
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Advance registration by mail, or on-line until 19/17/17 - $35.00 per person
Late registration on-line 10/18/17 until 10/20/17 - $40.00 per person
At the door registration, space permitting - $45.00 per person
Registration: 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast/Social Time : 9:00 AM
Program Time; 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Presentation Description:

Morningstar's Director of Personal Finance Christine Benz will share Morningstar's outlook for various parts of the stock market based on the firm's equity analysts' bottom-up research. She'll also discuss the analysts' best ideas across a swath of investment vehicles: individual stocks, mutual funds and exchange traded funds ( ETFs). Finally, she'll present model retirement portfolios consisting of the firm's top-rated mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

Attend this meeting to learn:

  • Morningstar's philosophy for evaluating stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.
  • Morningstar's current assessment of the equity market, based on its bottom-up research.
  • Where Morningstar's analysts are finding opportunities today and how that translates into specific stock, mutual fund, and ETF picks.

Speaker Biography:

Christine Benz is director of personal finance for Morningstar and senior columnist for, focusing primarily on retirement planning and investment portfolio strategies. She is the author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances (Wiley, 2010). In addition, Ms. Benz is co-author of Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success a national bestseller published in 2003, and author of the book's second edition which was published in 2005. Before assuming her current role in 2008, Ms. Benz also served as Morningstar's Director of mutual fund analysis.

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