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.
Near-term headwinds pose no long-term setback for the company's low-cost advantages, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins .
Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins discusses the index's selection process and highlights one of the recent additions.
Cyprus-related fears, a China slowdown, and momentum factors are likely behind the recent drop in gold, says Morningstar's Elizabeth Collins .
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.
It's all aboard for CSX, among others, in the index's quarterly rebalancing.
Improved efficiencies, brand pricing power, and sufficient capital levels are some of the reasons behind these equity groups' higher moat ratings.
Roundtable report: Morningstar strategists offer up their best ideas for a fully valued, low-yield market with few attractive choices.