This year's quintet has distinguished itself in tough conditions.
These winners stayed on track in a year of head fakes.
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BlackRock, Capital Group, Fidelity, and Putnam are the latest firms to cut jobs.
These world-stock funds still have long-term appeal.
Plus, Putnam cuts expenses, outlooks from Bill Gross and Jeremy Grantham, and more.