Think ETF Virtual Conference

Taxes and Investing

This booklet summarizes the basic rules governing the federal income taxation of certain investments by individuals who are citizens or residents of the United States and who dispose of an investment in a taxable transaction.

Forward-Looking Broad-Market Investing

AdvisorShares QAM Equity Hedge ETF (QEH)

AdvisorShares Madrona Domestic ETF (FWDD)

Morningstar 10 Years of Indexing Innovation Video

For over a decade, Morningstar has been developing index industry firsts and delivering innovative indexing solutions. This video celebrates and reflects on our numerous accomplishments over the past ten years.

Morningstar Office | Sample ETF Research Report

Morningstar ETFInvestor | May 2013 Issue

Sample Issue

PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC) Fact Sheet

ProShares USD Covered Bond (COBO) Profile

AdvisorShares Athena International Bear ETF (HDGI)

Thought Leadership Series

Pring Turner Approach to Business Cycle Investing

Guggenheim Investments ETF Lineup Card

PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund Fact Sheet

Daily Total Bond Market Bear Fact Sheet

Morningstar Indexes | Factsheet

From broad equity indexes that track global markets to a family of commodity indexes, Morningstar offers indexes that cover all major asset classes. This factsheet provides an overview of our index offering.

Collar Strategy for Fund Managers

A ten year study by the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets at the University of Massachusetts found that a long protective collar strategy using 6-month put purchases and consecutive 1-month call writes earned far superior returns compared to a simple buy-and-hold strategy while reducing risk by almost 65%. The research evaluated passive and active implementations of long protective collar strategies on the Powershares QQQ Exchange-Traded Fund (Ticker: QQQQ). The study also simulated a collar on a small cap mutual fund. The return of the active mutual fund collar was four times the return of the fund, while the standard deviation was about one-third lower. Over the 122-month study period, the passive collar returned almost 150% while QQQ lost one-third of its value. The active collar outperformed both strategies and returned more than 200%.

Morningstar Investment Services | Sales Contacts

This map outlines the territory each member of our sales team represents.

Prospectus - ETFS Precious Metals Basket Trust

Morningstar Advisor Workstation | Portfolio Comparison Report

The FINRA-reviewed Portfolio Comparison report provides a detailed, side-by-side look at the performance and allocation metrics of two investment portfolios.

ETFS Physical Silver Shares (SIVR)

Morningstar ETFInvestor | Special Offer

Income is not just for conservative investors. Morningstar ETFInvestor offers fresh ideas for income and total return and provides a bird's-eye view of valuations around the globe, portfolio construction concepts, and data on the biggest and most popular ETFs. Conference Special | Annual Digital Subscription for $99 (reg. rate $189) New subscriptions only. Offer ends 9/30/13.

PowerShares Dorsey Wright ETF Models

Alternative Strategy Performance

Morningstar Investment Services | Exchange-Traded Funds—Asset Allocation Series

This factsheet highlights the portfolios in our Asset Allocation Series.

Options Disclosure Document

This publication refers solely to options issued by OCC. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of this brochure.

Volatility in Perspective

Option-Based Risk Management in a Multi-Asset World

ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares (GLTR)

Morningstar Indexes Yearbook

The Morningstar Indexes Yearbook is an annual publication that highlights our research on a wide range of indexing topics, covering all major asset classes.

Loosening Your Collar: Alternative Implementations of QQQ Collars

Global Commodity ETP Quarterly

Options and The Financial Advisor

"Options and the Financial Advisor" has the highlights of the OIC's recent benchmark study which measured options usage among advisors, examined how, when and why they used them and compared the practices of advisors who use options with those who do not.

AdvisorShares Madrona Global Bond ETF (FWDB)

Definitive ODD Supplement for RPOs (Alpha Index Options II) 2012-01-04

Definitive ODD Supplement for RPOs (Alpha Index Options II) 2012-01-04.pdf

Morningstar Office

Watch a Video to see how one RIA changed their practice with Morningstar Office.

Risk Mitigating Collar Strategy In a Multi-Asset World

Sales Idea: ETFs Best Ideas for 2013

ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (SGOL)

NASDAQ Equal Weight ETF

ProShares Trust II Prospectus (UVXY and VIXY)

Sales Idea: Accessing Return on the Short-end of the Yield Curve (GSY)

Options Disclosure Document

This publication refers solely to options issued by OCC. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of this brochure.

Morningstar Advisor Workstation | Sample ETF Report

A sample report of the FINRA-reviewed Investment Detail Report for ETFs contained within Advisor Workstation.

Morningstar Investment Services | Mutual Fund Portfolios

This brochure highlights our Mutual Fund Portfolios. A diversified range of core and niche mutual fund portfolios—each created to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns for clients using a consistent, repeatable investment process.

Morningstar Advisor Workstation Factsheet

This one sheet provides an overview of Advisor Workstation’s capabilities and included reports.

Morningstar Office | Reporting Overview Brochure

Morningstar Advisor Workstation | Portfolio Snapshot

The FINRA-reviewed Portfolio Snapshot provides an in-depth synopsis of a client’s portfolio with asset class and investment style breakdowns, performance information, and top holdings.

Accuvest Investment Process for ACCU

AdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETF (VEGA)

Morningstar Office | Factsheet

Morningstar Office, End-to-End Practice Management product fact sheet.

AdvisorShares Accuvest Global Long Short ETF (AGLS)

Morningstar Direct | Request a demonstration

Accuvest Investment Process for AGLS

PowerShares DB ETN Ticker Sheet

Product Guide

Meet the ETF Team

Prospectus - ETFS Silver Trust

Sales Idea: Guggenheim BulletShares® ETFs

MINC Investment Objective and Philosophy

ETF Advisor Pro Newsletter

Daily 7-10 Year -1 Bear Fact Sheet

ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL)

Investment Professional Product List (USA)

Morningstar ETF Invest Conference | October 2—4

The event that brings together advisors investing in ETFs, with sessions focused on three key areas; strategic, tactical, and managed portfolio solutions. Featured speakers include Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago; Rob Arnott, Research Affiliates; Ken Volpert, Vanguard; Jeremy Schwartz, WisdomTree; Rick Ferri, Portfolio Solutions; David Abner, WisdomTree; and Joe Davis, Vanguard. Please click on the download button to view our conference website.

Morningstar Andex Chart | 2013 Sample

Set within the context of key economic and political events, FINRA-reviewed Andex Charts highlight the relationship between world events and historical market performance.

AdvisorShares Meidell Tactical Advantage ETF (MATH)

Options Talk With OIC

Joe Burgoyne of Options Talk with OIC hosts a special podcast geared towards financial advisors. His guest is Eric Cott, Director of Financial Advisor Education at OIC, who will be sharing his insights on how options can enhance an advisors’ practice and what resources are available. He’ll also share results from the Financial Advisor Benchmark quantitative study which has uncovered some interesting findings about the use of options by financial advisors.

Morningstar Investment Services | Tactical Viewpoint Q2 2013

This quarterly piece gives the investment team's quick take on the market and current weightings.

Morningstar Investment Services | Exchange-Traded Funds—Contrarian Portfolios

This factsheet highlights our three Contrarian ETF portfolios.

Depositary Receipt Indices & InternationalInvesting: Using ETFs

Morningstar Direct | Find out who is using Morningstar Direct

2013 Mid-Year AdvisorShares Active ETF Report

DBIZ Investment Philosophy and Objectives

ProShares Hedge Replication ETF (HDG)

ETFS Physical White Metal Basket Shares (WITE)

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Sign-up for's free email newsletters and see what more than 145,000 advisors and planners already know! Our eNewsletters are loaded with the vital news, analysis, market info, practice management, retirement, compliance, and portfolio tips you need to increase your business and grow your bottom line.

PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 PortfolioFact Sheet

ProShares Large Cap Core Plus (CSM) Profile

PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio Fact Sheet

Learn more about Leverage and Inverse ETFs

AdvisorShares Global Alpha & Beta ETF (RRGR)

Morningstar Investment Services | Exchange-Traded Fund Portfolios

This brochure highlights our Exchange-Trading Fund Portfolios, where we employ a proprietary "core and explore" approach that maintains a strategic asset allocation but also targets market opportunities.

AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETF (HYLD)

ProShares: Alternatives with the Advantages of ETFs

AdvisorShares Cambria Global Tactical ETF (GTAA)

Strategies for Using Currency ETFs

Orange Paper Series

Think Retirement Income

The Retirement Income Symposium has a fresh, new look…welcome to the new and improved RIA Think Retirement Conference. We’re offering the same top-notch educational and networking opportunities to all RIAs, while still paying special attention to the challenges, and opportunities, of offering retirement incomes advice. Our annual event provides an established and progressive learning environment for RIAs who actively sell, market, support, and service retirement plans. From social security to client management and service to the impact of healthcare reform, we aim to provide advisors with clear, actionable strategies to address client need.

PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio Insights

Attribution & Insight Piece for PRFZ performance

Morningstar Direct | Trends in the ETF Managed Portfolio Marketplace

Watch Morningstar analyst, Andrew Gogerty, talk about recent trends in the ETF managed portfolio marketplace. Sponsored by Morningstar Direct.

Volatility Response Fact Sheet

Float Shrink: A Primer

Hedging Bond Risk with Inverse ETFs

Prospectus - ETFS White Metals Basket Trust

Prospectus - ETFS Gold Trust

AdvisorShares WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF (AADR)

AdvisorShares Accuvest Global Opportunities ETF (ACCU)

Core Strategy Performance

ProShares High Yield—Interest Rate Hedged (HYHG)

Adding Options to Your Practice in 7 Simple Steps

Income generation, risk management, diversification; there are many compelling reasons to include options in your business. In fact for many advisors the question is not whether to use options, but how to begin. If you find yourself in this group here is a roadmap to get you started.

ProShares Trust II Prospectus (UCO, SCO, UGL, GLL, AGQ, ZSL, EUO, YCS)

PowerShares Resource ETFs Investor Guide

1 Beta Inverse ETF Guide

AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF (HDGE)

Daily 20+ Year Treasury -1x Bear Fact Sheet

PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA) Fact Sheet

Strategies for Using Commodity Exchange-Traded Products

Orange Paper Series

Commodities as an Asset Class

Orange Paper Series

Morningstar Andex Chart | Factsheet

Prospectus - ETFS Palladium Trust

Morningstar Direct | Asset Allocation Factsheet

Asset allocation in Morningstar Direct gives investment professionals the flexibility to create optimal asset allocation policies. Emerging from the work of Morningstar researchers, statistical capabilities built into Morningstar Direct introduce a completely new methodology for asset allocation.

Rolling Commodities for Yield

Orange Paper Series

AdvisorShares Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF (MINC)

Morningstar Advisor Workstation | Brochure

The complete Advisor Workstation brochure provides a high-level look at this web-based product for financial advisors.

AdvisorShares Madrona International ETF (FWDI)

NASDAQ Equal Weight Fact Sheet Q4 2012

Prospectus - ETFS Platinum Trust

Prospectus - ETFS Asian Gold Trust

Understanding Leveraged ETFs

ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT)

PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio Fact Sheet

PCY fact sheet

ProShares High Yield—Interest Rate Hedged (HYHG) Full Prospectus

Tales from the Front

PowerSharse Senior Bank Loan Fact Sheet

AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF (GIVE)

ProShares RAFI® Long/Short ETF (RALS) Profile

AdvisorShares Pring Turner Business Cycle ETF (DBIZ)

ETF Quarterly Guide

Q2 2013 ETF Reference Guide

ProShares Volatility ETFs (VIXY, VIXM, UVXY and SVXY)

PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio Fact Sheet

EELV fact sheet

Morningstar Investment Services | Select Stock Baskets

This brochure highlights our Select Stock Basket Portfolios, Combines Morningstar, Inc.'s rigorous, independent stock research with our active portfolio management.

Option-Based Risk Management in a Multi-Asset World

Morningstar Direct | Single-Source Research Solution

Morningstar Direct delivers investment vision. It’s a global investment analysis platform that unites all of Morningstar’s data and institutional research, private & third-party content, rigorous analytics, and productivity tools.

Morningstar Investment Services | Market Perspective Q2 2013

This is a quarterly market commentary written by our President and Chief Investment Officer, Jeff Ptak.

OIC Multi Asset Summary

PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund Fact Sheet

PowerShares DB Agricutlture Fund

Alternative Investments: Understanding their role in a portfolio

Insider Sentiment Fact Sheet

Factor Driven Index Investor Guide

Morningstar Investment Services | Exchange-Traded Funds—Ibbotson Momentum Series

This factsheet highlights Ibbotson's Momentum portfolios.

ProShares Global Listed Private Equity ETF (PEX) Full Prospectus

AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS)

PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP) Fact Sheet

Insider Sentiment ETF Fact Sheet

PowerShares Low-Correlation to Equity ETF Strategies

PowerShares Ticker Sheet

A full menu of our ETF offerings.

ProShares Merger ETF (MRGR) Full Prospectus

Combining Value-Add Propositions with Broad Market Investing

About PowerShares

Options Disclosure Document

This publication refers solely to options issued by OCC. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of this brochure.

Morningstar Direct | Wealth Management Factsheet

Morningstar Direct streamlines investment research, portfolio construction, and client communication for professionals who manage high-net-worth portfolios.

ProShares Product List

PowerShares US Dollar Strategy Discovery

Morningstar Indexes | Wide Moat Focus Index Factsheet:

The Morningstar Wide Moat Focus index is based on the Morningstar® Economic Moat RatingTM and is made up of companies which Morningstar believes will sustain positive economic profits for 20 years or more.

Understanding ETF Liquidity and Trading

Morningstar Andex Guide 2013

HDGE Investment Objective and Philosophy

Sales Idea: The Power of Multi-Asset Income (CVY)

Morningstar Direct | Asset allocation article on new methodology

Leveraged and Inverse ETF Card

The WCM/BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETFInvestment Philosophy

The Global Alpha & Beta Investment Process

Daily Total Market -1x Bear Fact Sheet

ETFS Physical Asian Gold Shares (AGOL)