Re: Morningstar Premium Membership?
I signed up for a free membership to do some research and found it very worthwhile. At the time, I was looking for 4- to 5-star global and emerging markets bond funds.
By being able to read the full research reports, I got information about whether a particular fund did currency hedging or not...a key decision factor for me (I believe the US $ will continue to drop in value over time).
You sign up and give a credit card number to get started...you get a two-week "trial" period. Make the most of it, research whatever questions you have, and put it on your calendar to call them up and cancel the membership if you decide it's not worth the fee.
I'm a LTB&H type investor, mostly in low-cost index funds, so I don't need ongoing access to research or fund/stock filters.