Moat Investing Stays In Style

Oct. 18, 2021 11:42 AM ETMOAT
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  • The S&P 500 Index finished September in negative territory (-4.65%), which was its first monthly loss since January 2021, and the worst monthly return since March 2020, when economies across the world closed to address the early spread of COVID-19.
  • was a standout for the Moat Index in September, and its overweight compared to the S&P 500 Index boosted relative performance.
  • VanEck Morningstar Wide ETF seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index.

Moat and walls, Wells, UK

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Once again, September lived up to its billing as the most difficult month of the year for U.S. equities. The S&P 500 Index finished the month in negative territory (-4.65%), which was its first monthly loss since January 2021, and the

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