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Fund Times: A Look at the Last Market Cycle's All-Weather Funds

CGM Focus, Amana Funds, American Funds, and Fairholme did well.

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It has been almost six months since the stock market (as measured by the S&P 500 Index) bottomed in early March. While it is anyone's guess as to whether the market will hit fresh new lows in the future, we thought it would be interesting to see which large-cap domestic-equity funds did the best over this past market cycle.

The short-term performance of equity funds is often nothing more than noise. But looking at a full market cycle, and preferably several full market cycles, can give an investor an idea of how a fund behaves in rising and falling markets.

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Ryan Leggio has a position in the following securities mentioned above: FAIRX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.