This year's quintet has distinguished itself in tough conditions.
These winners stayed on track in a year of head fakes.
Yield-chasers often follow dividend increases but overlook warning signs of a potential cut, say the managers of Tweedy, Browne Worldwide High Dividend Yield Value.
BlackRock, Capital Group, Fidelity, and Putnam are the latest firms to cut jobs.
Plus, Putnam cuts expenses, outlooks from Bill Gross and Jeremy Grantham, and more.
These world-stock funds still have long-term appeal.