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Fund Times: Openings, Closings, & Manager Changes

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October Wasn’t Black for Stock Funds
October was the best month for domestic-stock funds in nearly a year. We’re not about to guess whether the rally was the turning point between bear and bull markets. However, we did look at some of the largest funds in last month’s strongest-performing fund categories to see which ones were best-positioned to exploit the surge.

Nearly every stock fund category rose in October, while most bond fund groups fell. Technology and communications funds, as well as large-growth offerings, on average, had the best months. The typical Japan stock, real estate, and precious-metals funds lost money. All municipal bond categories shed money last month, while long- and intermediate-term government and corporate bond fund categories also retreated. Emerging-markets, international, and shorter-term corporate and government fixed-income groups advanced.

Dan Culloton has a position in the following securities mentioned above: PTTRX. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.