Silver-rated BBH Core Select's penchant for blue chips at bargain prices has paid off over time, but it does tend to trail in bull markets.
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.
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.
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.
There are more options than ever for investing in line with religious beliefs, writes Morningstar senior fund analyst David Kathman .
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.
Virtus closes its emerging-markets opportunities fund to new investors, Franklin closes its remaining insured muni funds to new investors, and a high-ranking executive leaves Vanguard.