A brief government shutdown won't have much of an impact on long term valuations and could create some buying opportunities, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
It's not just bonds that feel the impact of an interest-rate increase, but the effects on stocks historically haven't been the same, says StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser sizes up the investment impact of recent court judgments and corporate judgments calls.
Buffett has the discipline to guide capital back into his firm rather than use it for dividend payouts, but most companies are better off distributing excess cash to shareholders, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Brand recognition and product innovation keep the firm's moat wide.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina discusses recent additions to the Wide Moat Focus Index.
Modest pockets of value emerge among consumer defensive companies.
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