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Fund Spy: Morningstar Medalist Edition

6 Great World-Stock Funds

Excellent global funds work well in retirement and taxable accounts.

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The world has gone global. Fund companies have torn down most regional breakdowns and instead have sector analysts who cross borders to get a better handle on their industries. Talk with a fund manager, and he will discuss the best companies with little regard to locale.

This is why world-stock funds make so much sense. The desire to keep things in tidy buckets is why some pass them up, however. American Funds is the one firm that has gathered a lot of assets in world stock but there are plenty of smaller world-stock funds. Here are six of the best.

Russel Kinnel has a position in the following securities mentioned above: DODFX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.