Funds targeting the same country or region are not interchangeable.
Patience and commitment are also required for shareholders to succeed.
Its cost isn't appealing, but its other attributes are impressive.
You might call it improvement by subtraction.
A path rarely taken--for good reason.
Why a prominent fund lagged, and why patience was called for.
Enrique Chang becomes a co-CIO at Janus, replacing Jonathan Coleman, who will focus on managing Janus Fund. American Century's new CIO search starts immediately.
Funds stumble trying to capitalize on a big idea.
It's not a simple story.
Morningstar 2012 International-Stock Fund Manager of the Year Rajiv Jain expects continued earnings growth for the less popular growth stories of tobacco and Indian consumer stocks.
This year's list contains the 1998 and 2008 winners of the award.
No halfway measures here.
They don't act as a group, but that may not matter.
Gain some control over an often powerful force.
Each option, including owning no world-stock funds at all, has its pros and cons.
This trio is worth a closer look.
Unwanted adventurism or canny flexibility?
Even straightforward stock portfolios can take vastly different approaches.
Sometimes a manager's track record isn't enough to draw a crowd.
Dire headlines but decent performance.
For these managers, the long run truly means the long run.
... and the case for providing them.
The new category's roster contains many intriguing options.
The aim is to make evaluations easier, not to flash a buy signal.
Three funds that have just passed their five-year mark show the challenges involved.
Although less critical than in the past, company locations and country weightings can still matter.
Year-end letters provide opportunities for candor, explanation, and connection.
Proliferation of funds need not lead to confusion or overstuffed portfolios.
Sometimes just a few stocks dominate these portfolios.
Many funds go their own way without the scary ride.
Pickings are slim in this year's leading category.
Tobacco stocks lit a fire under certain international funds last year.
Prominent fund managers worry about a Chinese economic slowdown, not a meltdown.
The can't-miss markets finally missed, and other tales of woe.
Trying to avoid the region's problems might not be worth the effort --or risk.
The stories behind a Gold, and a Bronze, and a Neutral.
Flexible, broad approaches are gaining attention--from fund companies, at least.
Funds need not be Asia-focused to have felt the impact this year.
Most stock funds are suffering, but the averages don't tell the whole story.
You can't invest in concepts, only real-world investment options.
What was once a sparse landscape is now overflowing with choice.
Better to focus on shareholders than on trashing former colleagues.
Some managers decide the greenback can't keep falling forever.
Six lead managers in 10 years means something's not working.
Most results won't surprise, but others may raise some eyebrows.
Fairholme Fund isn't the only one struggling in 2011.
At the Morningstar Investment Conference, Europe's debt woes, gold's rally, and China should get their due.
To say a manager is concentrating bets doesn't tell the whole story.
Defying their benchmarks, some have made surprisingly large investments.
At Janus, Oppenheimer, and Fidelity, new leaders enter at a tough time.