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  1. Picks and Strategies to Navigate Today's Market

    Roundtable report: Morningstar strategists offer up their best ideas for a fully valued, low-yield market with few attractive choices.

  2. Why Moats Matter

    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.

  3. Timely Tax Tips for 2014

    Following is a roundup of stocks that recently jumped to 5 stars. By way of background, we award a stock 5 stars when it trades at a suitably large discount--i.e., a margin of safety--to our fair value estimate. Thus, when a stock hits 5-star territory, we consider it an especially compelling ...

  4. 5 Names From Our 5 Sources of Moats

    Morningstar's Matt Coffina and Elizabeth Collins discuss how our moat committee distinguishes companies with moats, and they offer examples of stocks that carry these competitive advantages.

  5. Moats Widen for Railroads, Luxury Goods, and More

    Improved efficiencies, brand pricing power, and sufficient capital levels are some of the reasons behind these equity groups' higher moat ratings.

  6. October/November 2013 Picks

    Five offerings deemed to be right for right now.

  7. No Salt in Compass' Wounds

    Near-term headwinds pose no long-term setback for the company's low-cost advantages, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins .

  8. What's Crushing Gold?

    Cyprus-related fears, a China slowdown, and momentum factors are likely behind the recent drop in gold, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins .

  9. Wide Moat Focus Index Unfriends Facebook

    It's all aboard for CSX, among others, in the index's quarterly rebalancing.

  10. The Friday Five

    Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: the 18% dent in gold, the disappointing data on earnings, and more.

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