High shipping costs prevent low-priced imports from entering these companies' markets.
These no- moat stocks don't provide an appropriate margin of safety in today's market.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina offers some of his new investment ideas following a quarterly rebalancing of the Wide Moat Focus Index.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: falling sales for Wal-Mart, rising hopes for Google, and a tremendous jump in Japan.
StockInvestor editor Paul Larson details recent changes to Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index, noting how the rally in wide - moat names could have them more fairly priced than lower-quality stocks.
Although these three firms might be too small for Berkshire, they have great competitive advantages, and our analysts think they're cheap, too.
Three years later, it's clear that the BGI deal was a key factor in developing what we believe is the widest moat for any firm in asset management.
Market Vectors Celebrates First Anniversary of Its Wide MOAT ETF
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina shares takeaways from this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.
Demanding a quick return and shorter payback, investors bid up higher-yielding but potentially slower-growing stocks.