Large growth fared best, while funds with heavy energy stakes collapsed.
10 Questions with Daniel Peris, comanager of Federated Strategic Value Dividend SVAAX and author of The Strategic Dividend Investor (McGraw-Hill, 2011).
Investors need to optimize total return with a good mix of dividend yield, growth, and quality, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Despite their shortcomings, these Neutral-rated funds have seen net inflows in recent years.
Some managers performed well despite shunning the market's hottest sectors.
What Morningstar’s fund analysts are hearing about foreign dividend-oriented stock funds.
Large drugmakers are out of favor, but some good funds are banking on a rebound.
Oakmark reopens fund, Sentinel managers head to competitor, Lord Abbett makes manager changes and more.
In today's conditions, high-payout stocks have the ability to offer something cash, money markets, and bonds can't: real return.
As investors pile into U.S. dividend-oriented stock funds, it may be time to look farther afield.