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.com's Risk Management Boot Camp special report. A version of this article appeared Nov. 17, 2014.
All week long on Morningstar.com, 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.