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    Moat Investing

    June 20, 2019

    Stock Selection: For Better or Worse

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    May was challenging for the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM as key real estate and semiconductor stocks contributed to its underperformance of the broad U.S. equity markets. The Index now gears up for its quarterly review of valuations and moat ratings.

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    Moat Investing

    May 21, 2019

    When Did You Own Facebook?

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM bounced back in April following a lackluster March—thanks, in large part, to Facebook. Here we take a deeper dive into Facebook’s journeys in and out of the index.

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    Moat Investing

    March 21, 2019

    Keeping Up with the Joneses

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The lone real estate company in the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM was the largest contributor to returns in February, as all sectors landed in the black.  

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    Moat Investing

    February 12, 2019

    The Wall Street Journal explores the five sources of moats and how these, combined with attractive valuations, led to a differentiated portfolio that outperformed the broad market in 2018.

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