Our Ultimate Stock-Pickers Index continues to beat the market even as relatively few of our top managers are outperforming the S&P 500.
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Top managers continue to find new opportunities, while taking full advantage of a rising stock market to book some gains.
The continuing U.S. stock market rally has diminished the number and similarity of purchases across these top managers.
These stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds would be worthy core options for buy-and-hold investors.
Top managers continue to focus on higher-quality dividend-paying stocks in a fully valued market.
A group of top managers continue to keep looking for good investment opportunities, while taking full advantage of a rising (and potentially overvalued) market to book some gains.
Top managers continue to exercise a lot of patience as they look for buying opportunities in a U.S. equity market that has risen close to 40% since the start of 2013.
A group of top managers remains cautious and commits more capital to traditional defensive sectors, while taking advantage of a rising (and potentially overvalued) market to book some gains.
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.