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  1. How Have Alts Medalists Performed?

    After a couple of rough years, 2017 is looking a little better for liquid alternatives.

  2. 5 Funds That Don’t Exist, but Should

    They would be investment successes, although perhaps not commercial hits.

  3. Investors Seeing Alts Are No Free Lunch

    Russ Kinnel's research shows that assets have declined in this category much more than in others after a surge post-bear market.

  4. The Morningstar Rating for Funds: A Good Starting Point for Investors?

    Though it has limitations, the star rating has, on balance, pointed investors toward funds they can succeed with.

  5. Liquid alternative funds failed to prove their worth post-Brexit?

    Plus: The downside of lower oil prices, how to get your money back from Wells Fargo, and why central banks are buying gold.

  6. Morningstar slams some liquid alternative funds for masking actual expense ratios

    The funds take advantage of the SEC's reporting rules on derivatives to make their high fees look smaller than they actually are.

  7. Do Active Funds Belong in the 'Too Hard' Pile?

    Investors should quit assuming choosing an active fund is easy (or just quit), writes Morningstar’s Jeff Ptak.

  8. Fund Fees Paid by Investors Continue to Decline

    Investors have been voting with their feet for low-cost funds, bringing down average fees again in 2016.

  9. The Marketfield Saga

    Why this prominent fund’s struggles don’t doom the category.


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