Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Passive large-cap funds won the performance battle in 2014.
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.
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 .
Some energy names and out-of-favor companies joined the index, but, in a sign of the times, few deeply discounted stocks .
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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