In step with entertainment columnists making their predictions for 2005, Morningstar Analyst Gregg Wolper has a few of his own:

1. The biggest news of 2005 could be a new, red-hot sector that puts the media and investors into a frenzy. "Institutions and ordinary investors will pour money into funds targeting that sector," Wolper writes. "If an exchange-traded fund focusing on that area doesn't already exist, one will be created."

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