Tue, 7 Oct 2014
There's more than meets the eye to CalPERS' decision to jettison hedge funds.
Over the long run, cheap wide-moat stocks have handily outperformed the market, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant.
Some energy names and out-of-favor companies joined the index, but, in a sign of the times, few deeply discounted stocks.
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.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant explains why investors should care about movement in market and sector correlations.
Rising input costs and global food consumption will be key factors in the coming years for agriculture-related stocks, according to Morningstar's Adam Fleck.
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.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant says investors could see a lot of market volatility this upcoming earnings season, but that could make for tremendous buying opportunities of quality names.
An economic moat provides a gauge of a company's competitive advantages and overall strength, and it is a highly valuable tool for investors of all levels.
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