- Moat investing is one way to beat the broader market especially with the shift into value stocks.
- VanEck ETF product manager Brandon Rakszawski unpacks his strategy for beating the market year after year.
- Some of the big value stocks among the top ten weightings in the VanEck ETF portfolio include Wells Fargo, Cheniere Energy and General Dynamics.
Outperforming the S&P 500 is not an easy task, but it is one that senior ETF product manager Brandon Rakszawski is proud to have achieved consistently since the inception of his MOAT fund over a decade ago.
While the index is not actively managed, he helps oversee VanEck’s Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index by using its namesake’s equity research to find securities that offer a profitable blend across various sectors.
The MOAT exchange-traded fund has outperformed the S&P 500 by over 1.5% annually over the last five years as of May 31st, based on VanEck’s own data. For example, over the last three years, the S&P has risen by 54%, compared with the 72% increase in the MOAT ETF.