These funds look good from a number of angles.
T. Rowe Price Real Estate's long-term focus can lead to underwhelming results in frothy markets but has paid off over time.
Equity funds with an emphasis on utilities, REITs, or dividends have been among peer leaders so far in 2014, but good stock-picking is becoming more important in terms of overall fund performance.
While more than one third of these top fund managers are outperforming this year, four of them stand out from the rest given their ability to outperform the market over almost all time periods.
Investors looking for large-cap exposure and a portfolio with topnotch management should consider this excellent fund.
There are more options than ever for investing in line with religious beliefs, writes Morningstar senior fund analyst David Kathman .
Laudus' large-cap growth fund rehires its former manager Lawrence Kemp, Artisan Value team founder and portfolio manager Scott Satterwhite gives his three years' notice, David Herro closes Oakmark International to new investors, and more.
Gold-rated Vanguard Capital Opportunity is closing to new investors, apart from those enrolled in Vanguard Flagship Services or Vanguard Asset Management Services. Separately, MFS and Vanguard roll out low-vol funds, and American Century Appoints 2 Co-CIOs.
Even Gold- and Silver-rated funds can have an off year.
Bart Geer takes over BlackRock Basic Value, Marsico Capital restructures its debt, and more.