Collective trusts lack the same disclosures as retail mutual funds, but many feature low costs and top management.
The Fed's taper dominated the headlines in August, but investors were looking for undervalued stocks, yield, and international opportunities.
Morningstar's directors of personal finance and fund research list some favorite topnotch building blocks for beginning investors.
Investors might be looking to reallocate their assets as stocks continue to run up, but several large-cap equity funds could fit the bill.
We also take a look at how a retirement portfolio would have fared without a dedicated cash component.
Investors remained focused on moats and income in April, while plummeting gold prices raised interest in gold-focused ETFs.
The large-cap spectrum saw the most outflows in 2012, which has created opportunities to buy several Gold-rated funds on the cheap.
Investors continued their search for income and equity bargains last month.
For these managers, the long run truly means the long run.
These actively managed, dividend-focused funds can be opportunistic as the chase for yield continues into passive products.