Fri, 20 Dec 2013
It was a healthy year with 23 new closed-end funds launched.
Over the long run, cheap wide - moat stocks have handily outperformed the market, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant.
Morningstar's Rick Summer sees Facebook and Google dominating the Internet advertising market as Facebook finds better ways to monetize its massive user base.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser studies possible impacts of the Facebook IPO controversy, struggles and turnarounds at Dell and HP, real economy weakness in the eurozone, and slower sales at Tiffany.
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.
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.
It's all aboard for CSX, among others, in the index's quarterly rebalancing.
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.
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 discusses recent additions to the Wide Moat Focus Index.
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But investors should evaluate potential user and advertising growth before investing in the firm.
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