Four candidates stood out from their growth counterparts.
There are more options than ever for investing in line with religious beliefs, writes Morningstar senior fund analyst David Kathman .
Although performance can be lumpy, Silver-rated ClearBridge Aggressive Growth has delivered great returns by holding on to fast-growing, quality businesses for the long haul.
Shining the light on medalist funds that have little in common with their benchmarks.
Investors often underestimate the virtues of risk control at the worst possible times.
These funds look good from a number of angles.
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.
T. Rowe Price Real Estate's long-term focus can lead to underwhelming results in frothy markets but has paid off over time.
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.
Five candidates who did more than ride the market's currents.