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.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant says investors could see a lot of market volatility this upcoming earnings season, but that could make for tremendous buying opportunities of quality names.
Morningstar's 2013 CEO of the Year discusses his successful turnaround strategies and playbook for running a high-velocity railroad.
A lot of companies are very well positioned regardless of how the fiscal cliff gets resolved, as long as it gets resolved, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant .
But even foreign-domiciled stocks can offer U.S. exposure, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant .
Unless a company reports quarterly results that stray wildly from expectations, it's best to keep a long-term view on a stock, according to Morningstar's Heather Brilliant .
Morningstar recently upgraded several companies' moat ratings, and global equity research director Heather Brilliant explains why.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant isn't optimistic about the market's--or Europe's--prospects for the rest of the year, though several stocks currently present buying opportunities.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant says better revenue opportunities exist in the U.S. now than in foreign markets, and investors should demand discounts for firms with large non-U.S. sales footprints.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant explains why investors should care about movement in market and sector correlations.