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    Moat Investing

    January 23, 2019

    Reflect and Move Forward

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    2018 proved to be a banner year for the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM, as Morningstar’s research process helped position the strategy away from what turned out to be trouble spots in Q4. The index’s December review resulted in new positioning for 2019.

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    Moat Investing

    December 20, 2018

    Looking Back at a Strong Year of Looking Forward

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Morningstar’s forward-looking systematic approach to assembling an index of companies they believe possess sustainable competitive advantages and attractive valuations has resulted in a differentiated U.S. stock portfolio with what we believe is attention grabbing performance for 2018.

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    Moat Investing

    November 16, 2018

    Resilience, Not Reliance

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Morningstar’s focus on attractive valuations is intended to result in underexposure to many of the high flying stocks that often come back to earth when markets sell off—for example, tech stocks in October. 

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    Moat Investing

    October 22, 2018

    Forward-Looking Valuations Unlock the Power of Moat Investing

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Morningstar’s quarterly domestic and international moat indices review highlights several valuation opportunities, as both U.S. and international moat stocks end September ahead of their respective broad markets year-to-date.

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