Fri, 9 Dec 2016
Non-core bonds can be prudent and profitable--but they are not for the unwary.
We recently raised our Analyst Ratings for Fidelity Overseas, Intermediate Bond, and the Freedom Index target-date funds.
In an attempt to see a longer runway for growth, some of the group's largest funds, including widely held Fidelity Contrafund, are investing in private companies.
Morningstar senior fund analyst Christopher Davis sizes up performance and stewardship at the fund family and discusses some of his favorite Fidelity funds.
Morningstar's director of fixed-income research offers his tips for selecting a solid core bond fund along with some of his favorite choices.
Morningstar's Eric Jacobson runs the gamut with some of his favorite fixed-income funds, including ideas for core, short-term, multisector, high-yield, and muni exposure.
While just slightly more than half of Fidelity's U.S. equity funds beat their category averages, funds in fixed income, international equity, and allocation fared much better, says Morningstar's Katie Reichart.
Two thirds of Fidelity's domestic-equity funds have beaten their category averages year to date, but some notable funds, including Contrafund and Low-Priced Stock, have looked more sluggish.
Morningstar senior analyst Chris Davis gives a progress report on Fidelity's equity fund enhancement initiatives, notes areas for further improvement, and offers his take on the cream of the crop.
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