Tue, 7 Oct 2014
There's more than meets the eye to CalPERS' decision to jettison hedge funds.
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.
With dividend yields below long-run historical norms and the market overall looking pricey, growth in companies' intrinsic values will be key for stock investors, says Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
A willingness to look past short-term noise and instead focus on a company's competitive advantages and stewardship serves as a core stock-picking advantage for Morningstar's Matt Coffina.
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.
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