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  1. A Short List of Funds That Invest With Conviction

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    Wed, 13 May 2015

    a lackluster performance run: Its three-year results land in the category's bottom 10%. But senior analyst Kevin McDevitt says that this is the result of management sticking to its focus on companies that both offer high dividend yields

  2. These Gold-Rated Funds Are Truly Active

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    Tue, 21 Apr 2015

    performance with peer- and index-beating returns from 2009-12, but cash has held it back recently. Senior analyst Kevin McDevitt thinks that the fund's value ethos--combined with management's propensity to hold cash--will enable it to

  3. What Top Fund Managers Are Saying About Energy

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    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    recently available portfolio. Such idiosyncratic positioning is nothing new for this fund, however. Senior analyst Kevin McDevitt notes that lead manager Bruce Berkowitz sticks with his circle of competence, as evidenced by the fact that he holds

  4. Cream of the Crop: Our Favorite Funds in All Flavors

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    Thu, 9 Apr 2015

    moves tend to wash out. Benz: One thing I think it's important to remember--and this came up when our colleague Kevin McDevitt wrote a great piece about foreign funds. So, foreign funds have obviously underperformed U.S. over the past several

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    I think it's important to remember--and this came up when our colleague Kevin McDevitt wrote a great piece about foreign funds. So, foreign funds have obviously underperformed U.S. over the past several years, but what Kevin
  5. Are Emerging Markets a Buy?

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    Wed, 8 Apr 2015

    even those of European firms--have actually performed pretty well over the past several years. As senior analyst Kevin McDevitt pointed out in this article , U.S. investors just haven't benefited from their gains because the dollar has appreciated

  6. The Dark Side of Vanguard's Success: A Reader's Argument

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    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    other parties would invest the inflows and push up asset prices. Right? Or so I thought. But then Morningtar's Kevin McDevitt reminded me of a 2012 Financial Analysts Journal paper by Rodney Sullivan and Morningstar's own James Xiong that

  7. Foreign-Fund Ideas for Contrarians

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    Wed, 18 Mar 2015

    years, whereas the S&P 500 has returned 15%. A big part of that performance differential, as senior analyst Kevin McDevitt discussed here , owes to the fact that the dollar has ascended relative to the euro and yen. That means that foreign

  8. 12 Contrarian Fund Picks for Your IRA

    Video Reports

    Tue, 3 Mar 2015

    thinking about deploying money, how should I account for currencies? Benz: It's interesting. Our colleague, Kevin McDevitt , wrote a great piece talking about how much of the performance discrepancy between U.S. stock funds and foreign

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    money, how should I account for currencies? Benz: It's interesting. Our colleague, Kevin McDevitt , wrote a great piece talking about how much of the performance discrepancy between U.S. stock funds and foreign-stock funds really owes to
  9. 3 Active Funds That Complement the S&P 500

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    Wed, 17 Dec 2014

    turn around overnight--and could drop further still, as the fund's 2014 losses attest. Indeed, senior analyst Kevin McDevitt says worst--or first--relative return rankings will most likely be the norm here. Managers Keith Trauner and

  10. 4 Small Funds That Are Worth a Look

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    Wed, 3 Dec 2014

    Rating: Silver Although this fund's one- and three-year performance numbers are relatively weak, senior analyst Kevin McDevitt believes that the reasons for its underperformance are defensible. Comanagers Wally and Drew Weitz have been taking

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