Whether you prefer an active or an index approach, our analysts say these are the best of breed.
These index funds and ETFs provide a lot of diversification at a very low cost.
Several--but certainly not all--of Morningstar's top-rated managers are overweighting emerging-markets stocks.
Although some prominent foreign-stock funds have closed, solid choices remain available for investors looking to globalize their portfolios, says Morningstar's Russ Kinnel.
Vanguard Total International Stock, Harbor International, and Causeway International Value are good choices for investors light on international exposure.
Performance and diversification properties make them good supporting players for most portfolios.
The data doesn't necessarily support the notion that investors have gotten religion about passive investing.
Data doesn’t necessarily support the notion that investors have gotten religion about passive investing.
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