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When Rising Stars, Fallen Stars, and Steady Eddies Rate Bronze or Neutral

How funds from PIMCO, T. Rowe Price, and Fidelity became Bronze medalists or Neutral-rated funds.

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With more than 350 mutual funds rated and counting, the fund analysts and those of us on the ratings committees had a slew of interesting discussions about the merits of the funds we've rated. Many of the most fascinating have been around funds that we ended up with a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral or Bronze. (If you want to see every fund in a ratings group, go to our Premium Fund Screener and select Morningstar Analyst Rating from the "Select Data to Screen on" drop-down menu.)

Funds with middle-of-the-road ratings can have tremendous value, too. We tend to write a lot about the best and worst, but it's helpful to clarify exactly where the rest of the fund world stands. That's particularly true for some of the newer funds or those with newer managers.

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