We're moving from the three-category conservative-, moderate-, and aggressive-allocation system to an expanded five-category framework for allocation funds.
A very difficult investing environment has forced many managers to try atypical strategies, says Morningstar's Kevin McDevitt.
And there are a few compelling options in this category.
Pickings are slim, so consider building your own.
Plus, Fairholme ups its AIG stake, and more
Expenses, manager changes, and lagging performance disqualify funds from an elite group.
Recent sales underscore the perils of timing interest-rate changes--and the virtue of patience.
Given this world - allocation fund's hands-on strategy, a recent management change is cause for concern.
Several Medalist funds are holding large cash stakes, giving U.S. stocks a wide berth.