The cost is often higher volatility.
Fund fees have remarkable predictive power, and investors can put them to their advantage.
Many of these funds are gaining investors who are fleeing PIMCO Total Return.
Uncertainty over interest rates, frothiness among higher-yielding issues, and liquidity risk are reasons to be cautious, says MetWest's Laird Landmann.
Morningstar's Russ Kinnel discusses what impact outflows and inflows are having on Fidelity Contrafund, PIMCO Total Return, MetWest Total Return, and Dodge & Cox Income.
A handful of funds have gotten all the love in the wake of Bill Gross' departure from PIMCO, but investors can widen their scope.
International-equity funds--particularly currency-hedged funds--were the biggest beneficiaries of new investor dollars in March, continuing a broader trend over the last several years.
Morningstar's Russ Kinnel, Sarah Bush, and Christine Benz highlight their top fund picks for domestic and foreign equity, core bond, inflation-protected securities, and much more.
Investors are keeping the faith in actively managed bond funds but using index products almost everywhere else.
Bond funds' past performance isn't necessarily indicative of skill.