What history shows us.
Funds that doubled usually lost money in the ensuing years, a worrisome portent for the funds that gained 100% or more in 2020.
These funds look attractive to us today.
Overall, target-date fund annual flows turn negative for the first time.
Strong fund managers and processes drive these additions to the Morningstar Prospects list.
Working at home has gone well, but it's not ideal.
Investors looked past the pandemic’s near-term impact.
U.S equity markets rebound off first-quarter lows.
Morningstar analysts rated 777 share classes and vehicles and 221 unique strategies in December 2020.
Few have big stakes in three telecom firms targeted for delisting, but more widely owned stocks are in U.S. government crosshairs.
Baron Discovery represents a new chapter in a good story.
Funds courting less ESG risk topped their indexes more often than funds courting more ESG risk in a topsy-turvy 2020.
Bond markets overcome a turbulent year.
It had a spectacular year, but Miller Opportunity is too volatile for what it delivers.
It's too soon to tell whether small-value's November resurgence will endure.
A closer look at some recent initiatives.
BlackRock Total Return makes the most of the firm's deep resources.
Morningstar's analysis of global disclosure structures highlights the importance of transparency around investments and incremental improvements.
An experienced team and disciplined process add to Causeway International Value's appeal.
Intermediate core-bond investors should be cautious in this environment.
T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation's David Giroux has done a masterful job.
Learning from past misfortunes can help investors avoid future tax woes.
Don’t let the solution for more income be worse than the problem.
The team at Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond has largely put its flexible mandate to good use.
Across the board, Morningstar Medalists got defensive in the third quarter.
Some managers went the extra distance and committed more than $1 million to their niche funds.
ESG Commitment Levels help investors find the right strategies and asset managers.
This niche corner of the bond market may be worth a look.
Despite recent hiccups, Boston Partners Small Cap Value II's deliberate approach should reward investors over a full market cycle.
As the year winds down, growth-fund investors are most likely to get socked with tax bills.
Gold-rated Dodge & Cox Income's relatively patient and at-times contrarian approach has rewarded investors.
Record issuance and more defaults may warrant a rethink of high-yield exposure.
Vanguard Health Care manager Jean Hynes is taking on a much larger role at subadvisor Wellington.
A look at how 529 investments stack up under our enhanced methodology.
Low fees give the largest active funds a big boost.
The managers of the firm's first actively managed environmental, social, governance fund take a sensible, concentrated approach.
We've updated our methodology -- and low-cost options benefit.
A personnel exodus spurs widespread change.
Even well-rounded active managers can get better.
Fidelity continues to stand out as the best HSA for investing and for spending.
Fed policy shift sets the stage for years to come.
Strong growth in Asia, especially China, drives stellar emerging-markets returns.
Templeton Global Bond's high-conviction approach amplifies the potential risk as well as reward in the short run.
Investors pile into what's working.
Fidelity Real Estate Income's wide-ranging and eclectic strategy makes this fund stand out.
Diversification is the best defense against the unknown.
The average U.S. stock-fund allocation to IT and communication sectors is rising and some funds have increased exposure well above their benchmarks.
Consistently good stock selection over the long haul has earned Harbor Capital Appreciation an enviable track record.
Bronze-rated LKCM Small-Mid Cap Equity features a veteran leader and a strong supporting cast.
The pros and cons of using dividend-paying stocks as bond replacements.