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How to Invest in Global Wide Moat Stocks
The Morningstar Global Wide Moat Focus Index has global exposure, unlike the Morningstar International Moat Index (MOTI).
How Moat Indexes Have Performed Recently
The S&P 500 Index has gained 38.1% in the last five years, while the Morningstar US Wide Moat Focus Index has jumped 42% during the same period.
Why International Moat Stocks Could Start Outperforming
Germany and Australia were the top contributors to index performance in July from a country perspective, and telecom, industrials, and financials were the top contributing sectors.
The International Moat Index’s Best Performer in July
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMAB MM, 15.31%), which operates 13 airports in Mexico and handles roughly 15% of domestic air travel according to Morningstar, was the top contributor to International Moat Index returns in July.
Why the US Moat Index Beat the S&P 500 Index in July
Domestic moat companies, as represented by the Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM (MWMFTR, or “U.S. Moat Index”), once again posted strong results in July.
A Peek into the MOTI ETF’s Performance
While MOTI’s performance these past 12 months alone has been notable, its returns since inception have been equally impressive.
Expanding Investors’ Reach to Global Markets
Building on the success and popularity of VanEck Vectors® Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT®) and its underlying index’s approach to investing in the U.S., VanEck launched MOTI in 2015 to expand investor access to Morningstar’s core equity research in the international arena.
September Global Moat Winners: Asia Holds the Trophy
SINA (SINA), a China-based online media company, benefited the International Moat Index the most in September.
How Moat Indexes Performed in September
The US Moat Index has been performing fairly well this year. As of September 30, 2017, it has outperformed, rising 20.5% over the S&P 500 Index’s (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) rise of 18.6% YTD.
How KION Group Locks in Customers
KION Group AG (KGX GR) is a German multinational manufacturer of materials handling equipment, specializing in forklift trucks, warehouse equipment, and industrial trucks.
How Canadian Imperial Bank Takes Advantage of Switching Costs
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM CN) is the fifth largest bank in Canada and boasts 11 million clients.
Why Switching Costs Help Build Powerful Moats
Many successful companies build customer loyalty by offering high-quality products and/or services. Some also have the unique advantage of integrating their products….
How Ramsay Health Care Became a Cost Leader
Ramsay Health Care is a market leader in private healthcare in Australia, treating almost 3 million patients each year.
How to Take Exposure to Moat Stocks
The VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT) tracks the price and yield performance of the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index.
Why LSE Stock Has Outperformed over the Years
The London Stock Exchange’s high market share in growth areas such as client clearing, along with its good asset quality, suggest that the stock exchange is on solid ground.
International Moat Index: France Impacted Its Performance
The international moat index, represented by the Morningstar Global ex-US Moat Focus Index, lagged behind the benchmark index in April.
How Does Moat Investing Provide a Competitive Advantage?
Morningstar helps investors choose companies with economic moats. “Economic moats” refers to companies’ ability to obtain an advantage over competitors.
How Mergers & Acquisitions Could Boost Moat Indexes
VanEck U.S. Domestic Moats: Buy Buy Baby Infant formula company Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (MJN US, +24.60%) benefited from corporate action news shortly after being added to the U.S. Moat Index in December. News of an intended acquisition of MJN US by narrow moat UK conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB GB) boosted shares of the […]
Could International Laggards Come Out as Winners?
VanEck International Moats: Catch Me if You Can (Contd..) Otherwise strong performance from Indian constituents was muted by the struggles of automaker Tata Motors Ltd (TTMT IN, -11.41%), which were reflected in fiscal 2017 second-quarter earnings. Two Australian firms from different industries also struggled in February: mineral sands miner Iluka Resources Ltd. (ILU AU, -8.93%) […]
Why International Moats Are Getting Investors’ Attention
VanEck International Moats: Catch Me if You Can Mexican airport operator, Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMAB MM, +12.70%), and its efficient scale source of moat, had a strong month as central Mexico air traffic increased year-over-year despite political turmoil and a weakened peso. In Australia, casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd. (CWN AU, +12.47%) offered […]
Could It Be Time to Buy US Domestic Moats?
VanEck U.S. Domestic Moats: Buy Buy Baby (Contd..) It’s been a wild ride for pharmaceutical and biotech companies since last year’s U.S. presidential election, but Morningstar’s economic moat and valuation research within both industries benefited the U.S. Moat Index as several of the top drivers of performance came from within those industries. Materials firm Compass […]
Why Moat Indexes Outperformed Others in February
US stocks have performed well since Donald Trump’s inauguration. Recent economic indicators suggest that the economy is gradually gaining traction.
Why the International Moat Index Is Inching Up
Global financials (IXG) (IPF) (PSP) recovered in November with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Bank of Canada, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China gaining 7.2%, 5.1%, and 2%, respectively.
November Winners: Wide Moat Rated Banks and Railroad Stocks
The dawn of a Trump era in the United States has drastically changed the fortunes of domestic stock markets—unlike adverse predictions from many experts prior to the election.
Why Moat Indices Outperformed Benchmarks in November
Following the results of the US presidential election, the US stock market has followed an upward growth trajectory.
Morningstar: Using Economic Moat to Assess Stocks
The concept of economic moat is the basis of Morningstar’s assessment of a company’s (KO)(ORCL) long-term investment potential.