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MOAT - VanEck Vectors Wide Moat ETF

Discussion in 'Stocks I-P' started by Dona Ferentes, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Dona Ferentes

    Dona Ferentes

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    Jan 11, 2016
    a commentator on ASX listed MOAT:
    This exchange-traded fund (ETF) is not an index fund like the iShares Core S&P/ASX 200 ETF (ASX: IOZ). Rather, it only invests in a select group of US companies that have characteristics that indicate the presence of a wide moat.

    A moat is a concept popularised by Warren Buffett and translates into a durable competitive advantage a company might possess. This moat protects the company from competition and disruption. Apple is a great example of a company with a wide moat. Think about Apple’s brand power. It enables the company to charge relatively high prices for its products compared with any competitor. Not a bad trait for an investment to have.

    At the time of writing, the MOAT ETF has 47 holdings. These include famous names like American Express, Amazon.com, Boeing, Buffett’s own Berkshire Hathaway, and Harley Davidson. MOAT has returned an average of 15.69% over the past 5 years


    Has a MER of 0.49%pa, and some $150 million in the fund. Concentrates on mainly large cap US companies, and Top 10 holdings are 30% of assets
    Trav., qldfrog and So_Cynical like this.

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