Overview

Title: Making Sense of Rising US Equity Valuations

Duration: 60 MIN

Summary

Moat Investing is based on a simple concept: invest in companies with sustainable competitive advantages trading at attractive prices. But how do you implement it? And how does it impact sector allocations?

In an informative webinar you will learn how this timeless investment philosophy can become an actionable investment strategy, driven by Morningstar’s forward-looking equity research. Morningstar’s team of over 100 analysts applies one consistent research methodology to approximately 1,500 companies globally. Powered by this research, VanEck’s suite of Moat Investing strategies helps investors enhance their long-term core equity exposure.

  • How important Morningstar’s valuation research has been to Moat Investing
  • The sector positioning of Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM in light of escalating market valuations
  • Recent fund performance and company highlights
Speaker(s)
Brandon Rakszawski

Senior ETF Product Manager

Andrew Lane

Strategist, Morningstar

Disclosures

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An investment in the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT®), VanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF (MOTI®), VanEck Vectors Morningstar Global Wide Moat ETF (GOAT) and VanEck Morningstar Wide Moat Fund, (the “Funds”) may be subject to risks which include, among others, investing in the health care, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, industrials, telecommunications, information technology, financial services, medium-capitalization companies, equity securities, market, operational, high portfolio turnover, index tracking and data, emerging market issuers, special risk considerations of investing in European and Asian issuers, depositary receipts, cash transactions, underlying fund, new fund, market, operational, high portfolio turnover, index tracking, authorized participant concentration, no guarantee of active trading market, trading issues, replication management, passive management, fund shares trading, premium/discount risk and liquidity of fund shares, non-diversified, and concentration risks, which may make these investments volatile in price or difficult to trade. Medium-capitalization companies may be subject to elevated risks. Foreign investments are subject to risks, which include changes in economic and political conditions, foreign currency fluctuations, changes in foreign regulations, and changes in currency exchange rates which may negatively impact the Fund's returns.

The Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM, Morningstar® Global ex-US Moat Focus IndexSM, and Morningstar® Global Wide Moat Focus IndexSM were created and are maintained by Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar, Inc. does not sponsor, endorse, issue, sell, or promote the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF, VanEck Vectors Morningstar International Moat ETF, or VanEck Vectors Morningstar Global Wide Moat ETF and bears no liability with respect to the ETFs or any security. Morningstar® is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index, Morningstar Global ex-US Moat Focus Index, and Morningstar® Global Wide Moat Focus IndexSM are service marks of Morningstar, Inc.

An investment in the VanEck Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF (DURA) may be subject to risks which include, among others, investing in the consumer staples, energy, health care, and utilities sectors, small and medium-capitalization companies, equity securities, dividend paying securities, market, operational, high portfolio turnover, index tracking authorized participant concentration, no guarantee of active trading market, trading issues, passive management, fund shares trading, premium/discount risk and liquidity of fund shares, non-diversified, and concentration risks, which may make these investments volatile in price or difficult to trade.

The Morningstar® US Dividend Valuation IndexSM was created and is maintained by Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar, Inc. does not sponsor, endorse, issue, sell, or promote the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF and bears no liability with respect to the ETF or any security. Morningstar® is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar US Dividend Valuation Index are service marks of Morningstar, Inc.

MOAT, MOTI, GOAT and DURA Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their net asset value (NAV) only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called "creation units" and otherwise can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. You will incur brokerage expenses when trading Fund shares in the secondary market. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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