Tue, 1 Apr 2014
Does a rough 2013 foretell future turbulence for risk-parity strategies?
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.
A lot of companies are very well positioned regardless of how the fiscal cliff gets resolved, as long as it gets resolved, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant.
Although U.S. markets are high and emerging markets have headwinds, these blue chips are great for investors with long time horizons, says StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina.
Adopting Buffett's very-long term perspective can help individual investors focus on what is important, says Morningstar's Paul Larson.
The financial crisis proved that tumultuous events can and do happen, and investors need to keep a long-term perspective in a market that is incredibly short-term focused, says StockInvestor editor Paul Larson.
A brief government shutdown won't have much of an impact on long term valuations and could create some buying opportunities, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
Solid multinational dividend-payers can offer global diversification and weather near-term market storms--and some of them look attractively priced today, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
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