In an excerpt from their new book, Morningstar's Heather Brilliant and Elizabeth Collins explore how to identify a moat and how intangible assets can help a firm carve out a sustainable competitive advantage.
In this second excerpt from their new book, Morningstar's Heather Brilliant and Elizabeth Collins detail how companies leverage cost advantage and switching costs to their benefit.
In this final excerpt from their new book, Morningstar's Heather Brilliant and Elizabeth Collins examine how companies can build competitive advantages around network effect and scale efficiency.
Companies with fortified moats can stave off competition and tend to have better risk-adjusted returns than the broader market.
Roundtable report: Morningstar strategists offer up their best ideas for a fully valued, low-yield market with few attractive choices.
Morningstar experts discuss how they're taking on one of the biggest financial challenges families face today.
An economic moat provides a gauge of a company's competitive advantages and overall strength, and it is a highly valuable tool for investors of all levels.
Low-cost resources will allow these basic materials names to maintain their profit margins despite a slowdown in China.
Cyprus-related fears, a China slowdown, and momentum factors are likely behind the recent drop in gold, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins .
Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins discusses the index's selection process and highlights one of the recent additions.