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Morningstar tools can make keeping track of your portfolio easier.
Plus, prospective "Magic Formula" investors face higher investment minimums.
Probably not at these prices.
Consider small-cap, TIPS, real estate, commodity, and distressed-security funds.
How cash stakes of some American funds have declined, and what the managers of those funds are buying.
Lawsuit evidence shows some portfolio counselors voiced concerns in a 2004 internal survey, but the funds' strong performance is hard to fault.
Think about your goals, and learn about market history.
Active funds that deviate only slightly from the index may not be worth it.
Running two small funds in North Carolina, Steven Scruggs knows how to find promising, out-of-the way firms at bargain prices.