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    Moat Investing

    September 08, 2020

    Focusing on Valuations in a Distorted Market

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The S&P 500 Index is positive for the year so far, despite more than half of its constituents posting negative total returns. Are certain sectors becoming far too overvalued?

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    Moat Investing

    August 07, 2020

    Innovation Fortifies Drug Company Moats

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The long standing healthcare overweight in the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index goes beyond patent protection to include the ability of large pharmaceutical and biotech companies to innovate.

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    Moat Investing

    July 15, 2020

    Moat Index Shifts Away from Big Tech

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Our latest moat investing webinar explored how the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index’s FAANG underweight impacts performance as well as the index’s long-term performance trends.

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    Moat Investing

    June 29, 2020

    Moat Index De-FAANGed Further

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The latest Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index quarterly rebalance saw a further reduction in FAANG stocks exposure and the addition of several highly recognizable consumer brands.

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