This message is directed at Morningstar Office Index Database Team.
I noticed when I produce a chart using the Action, Chart, Growth tabs, and then export the chart into excel for two indexes BEA US GDP and US BLS CPI All Urban SA 1982-1984, the returnindex column that is created for the BEA US GDP index starts on 06/30/1947 at 10, while the US BLS CPI All Urban SA returnindex column starts at 22.08. The returnindex column for BEA US GDP should not begin at 10, but instead should begin using the actual value for BEA US GDP. As an example, for US BLS CPI All Urban SA index, the returnindex column accurately reflects the index value on 06/30/1947 of 22.08. Further, US BLS CPI All Urban SA is accurately shown for every date going forward thru 12/31/2018 in the returnindex column. Please do the same for BEA US GDP. Thanks