A handful of quality small - cap funds have shone brighter than their peers when the market has tumbled.
Though these small - cap funds' three-year records aren't terribly inspiring, the offerings' outperformance is a reflection of long-term strength.
And they do so without more risk, relative to international large-cap funds.
Retirement of a longtime manager leads to a downgrade to Neutral from Silver for this fund.
Wasatch Core Growth has been upgraded to a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold.
Some advisers are getting in on the rally, but others are staying diversified.
A stretch of bad performance and outflows could offer an attractive chance to get into these top-rated funds.
These funds are run by skilled managers who invest in small companies they can hang on to for the long haul.
For investors unafraid of added risk, these quality funds offer exposure to stocks of some of the market's smaller companies.
These strong funds score well on Morningstar’s new Sustainability Rating.