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Five Core Stock Funds You Don't Have to Babysit

Our Premium Fund Screener can help you home in on worthy linchpin holdings.

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If you're seeking sturdy core stock funds to anchor your portfolio, one quick shortcut is to use our Premium Fund Screener to focus on stock mutual funds that our analysts have designated as both "core" and Analyst Picks.

The core assignment means that a fund is well-diversified and could reasonably serve as an investor's anchor--or only--equity holding. The Analyst Pick designation, meanwhile, lets you know that a fund has been pre-vetted by our analyst team to ensure that it has a sensible strategy, strong management, and good stewardship (including low costs). To run that simple screen, with a few additional criteria thrown in to ensure accessibility for do-it-yourself investors, click here.

Christine Benz has a position in the following securities mentioned above: VPCCX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.