We recently updated our Parent rating, a crucial element in evaluating how well a fund will serve investors in the long run.
Investors' appetite for municipal bonds soared last year, helping push already low muni yields even lower.
The Silver-rated fund applies a disciplined, relative value approach that emphasizes bottom-up stock-picking.
Keep your portfolio's risks in check with this one simple trick.
Active funds tasted success a bit more often in 2019. But most still lagged the indexes.
Pimco Real Return provides worthwhile inflation-protected bond exposure, which can help preserve purchasing power in retirement.
Closing out the decade with a bang.
Vanguard Windsor II's recent manager changes could lead to a shift in investment style.
International equity markets rebounded off 2018’s lows to deliver robust returns.
A very good year for the market.
Vanguard Total International Stock Index earns our top rating of Gold.
Some things stay the same only by changing.
Only 34 funds passed all my tests.
Seasoned leadership and a solid process make newly rated PGIM Jennison Global Opportunities stand out.
The firm is well-provisioned to handle the change.
The problems of pricing private placements in open-end funds.
Newly rated Davis International has low fees and a talented stock-picker at the helm.
Investors are supposed to chase performance, right? They're not.
These 8 events were attention-getters.
Among the largest in the intermediate government category, Vanguard GNMA will soon lose its longtime manager.
Why five strategies new to coverage in 2019 earned Morningstar Medalist ratings.
The Morningstar Factor Profile complements the Morningstar Style Box, incorporating additional factors that further explain funds’ exposures to well-documented sources of long-term returns.
With the advent of our new ratings methodology, November saw far expanded numbers of upgrades and downgrades compared with previous months.
Layers of explicit and implicit costs make HSA expenses tough to evaluate.
How four large-value Morningstar Medalists have fared in the growth-led market.
See the range of ratings generated by different fee levels for each mutual fund.
T. Rowe Price Retirement Balanced features an inspiring mix of funds.
A medley of some of the best lines our star-studded roster of guests has given us thus far.
These six funds have rebounded nicely in 2019.
Whether you're spending or investing your HSA, Fidelity rises to the top.
A look at where Parnassus Investments has focused its recent efforts.
The long bull market has made you wealthy, but it may have distorted your global stock allocation and increased your price risk.
Loomis Sayles Core Plus Bond is an excellent choice for fixed-income investors who can handle some volatility.
Get caught up on that fund you hated.
We examine the incentives that college savers have to stay in-state.
We share the changes and provide a helpful example.
Warning: These funds are currently closed to new investors.
Succession questions have led us to downgrade LKCM Equity's rating to Neutral.
This strategy’s freewheeling style makes it a better fit in the nontraditional bond Morningstar Category.
Some managers go toe-to-toe with former colleagues.
We look at recent research and results before fees.
What do college savers miss when they put off investing in a 529 plan?
These best-in-class plans offer a combination of attractive features.
A closer look at some tech-heavy U.S. equity funds.
Bronze-rated Artisan Value practices a valuation-sensitive, consistent approach that stands out from the pack.
Kicking funds when they are down.
Diamond Hill Mid Cap shares approximately 70% overlap with its stellar but closed sibling Diamond Hill Small-Mid Cap.
The departure of a star manager leaves a tough act to follow.
Economic and political uncertainty headlined the fixed-income markets.
Silver-rated Vanguard High Dividend Yield delivers an attractive yield while keeping risk in check.