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Using Risk Measures on Morningstar Fund Reports

No one metric can tell you everything, but taken together these can give you a good sense of a fund's risk profile.

Note: This article is part of Morningstar's November 2014 Risk Management Week special report. 

All week long on, we're looking at the subject of risk and how investors can not only understand it but manage it in their portfolios. When it comes to fund investing, there are several key metrics that indicate how a fund has performed in the past and, therefore, how it might be expected to perform in the future.

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