Find Value with Wide Moat ETFs


Currently, MOAT’s top holdings include some stable names that investors may be familiar with, including Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE: NSC) 5.4%, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) 5.3% and Visa (NYSE: V) 5.3%. The ETF includes 21 components, with a heavy emphasis on health care 39.4%, followed by financials 25.2%, tech 15.3%, industrials 10.4%, consumer discretionary 5.0% and materials 4.8%.

Investors can also gain exposure to international stocks through the economic moat strategy with MOTI. Like its U.S.-focused counterpart, MOTI also uses Morningstar’s proprietary methodology to identify companies with long-term advantages.

MOTI, though, focuses on high-quality international names. The fund’s top holdings include Contact Energy 2.2%, Sands China 2.2% and China Telecom 2.1%. The fund has a large tilt toward China 18.1%, along with Canada 14.3%, France 11.7%, Switzerland 11.4% and the U.K. 9.9%. Top sector tilts include financials 47.5%, consumer discretionary 14.2% and health care 11.2%.

Market Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF