Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: three wide-moat names worth a look, an 89-day deal in Washington, and more.
A willingness to look past short-term noise and instead focus on a company's competitive advantages and stewardship serves as a core stock-picking advantage for Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
Morningstar's Scott Burns discusses investor demand for dividends, international TIPS, and deeper exposure to emerging-market consumers with State Street's Tony Rochte.
Even small investors should call product providers and ask for help finding liquidity before diving into a thinly traded ETF, says iShares' Leland Clemons.
In an effort to leverage the growing $1.4 trillion ETF market, Charles Schwab a basket of 105 commission-free exchange-traded funds.
San Francisco's Charles Schwab Investment Management emerges as yet another firm seeking an alternative to traditional preservation methods, filing for an actively managed ETF that specifically seeks capital preservation and daily liquidity.
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