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.
Competitive advantages improved for one health-care firm, while a spin-off at another narrowed its moat, says Morningstar's Paul Larson in his discussion on recent moat-rating upgrades and downgrades.
We don't know what the end game in Europe is yet, but these firms should be able to withstand the flood, says Morningstar's Paul Larson and Dave Sekera.
Morningstar's Paul Larson breaks down the five ways firms can keep competitors at bay and which ways are more durable over time.
Recent rebalancing of Morningstar's Wide Moat Focus Index shows that quality stocks aren't nearly as cheap as they were this time last year.
Moat trend, valuation, and stewardship all were large factors in StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina's recent adjustments to the Tortoise and Hare portfolios.
These three exemplary managers have widened their firms' economic moats and created real value for shareholders over the years.
Adopting Buffett's very-long term perspective can help individual investors focus on what is important, says Morningstar's Paul Larson.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina offers some of his new investment ideas following a quarterly rebalancing of the Wide Moat Focus Index.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina discusses recent additions to the Wide Moat Focus Index.
Dec. 6-10, 2010.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina explains the importance of understanding whether an economic moat is expanding, shrinking, or staying the same over time.
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