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.
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.
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.
StockInvestor editor Paul Larson discusses the importance of investing in companies that can compound their intrinsic values, buying on the cheap, avoiding stop-loss orders, and more.
Over the long run, cheap wide-moat stocks have handily outperformed the market, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant.
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.
Dec. 6-10, 2010.
Market volatility has shaped the performance of many top managers this year.
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