Thu, 26 Feb 2015
A dozen domestic small-cap funds earn Morningstar Fund Analyst Ratings of Gold.
But even foreign-domiciled stocks can offer U.S. exposure, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant .
Morningstar recently upgraded several companies' moat ratings, and global equity research director Heather Brilliant explains why.
Morningstar's Heather Brilliant details our 10-year track record for stocks , particularly the strong outperformance of 5-star names with competitive advantages.
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 says investors could see a lot of market volatility this upcoming earnings season, but that could make for tremendous buying opportunities of quality names.
It was a good year for wide - moat stocks overall, but Exxon, Amazon, and a few others lagged the market, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser .
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.
Over the long run, cheap wide - moat stocks have handily outperformed the market, says Morningstar's Heather Brilliant .
In an overall fairly valued market, it's time to be selective.
Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina offers some of his new investment ideas following a quarterly rebalancing of the Wide Moat Focus Index.
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