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The Best Stock Funds for the Core of an Investment Portfolio

These top-rated mutual funds and ETFs make excellent long-term core holdings.

Utilizing Broader Resources Sets Janus Henderson Contrarian’s Manager Apart

Here are the Morningstar Medalist Rating highlights from June.

Funds That Play Defense

These funds might not be as exciting as large-growth funds, but they can provide ballast when markets take a turn.

Bank Loans Lead Bond Fund Performance in Q2 2024

How some of our favorite managers fared during another volatile period for the bond markets.

Worst-Performing Stock ETFs of the Quarter

ARK Innovation ETF and Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF were among the worst-performing ETFs in Q2 2024.

Top-Performing Stock ETFs of the Quarter

HCM Defender 100 Index ETF and Direxion HCM Tactical Enhanced US Equity Strategy ETF were among the best-performing ETFs in Q2 2024.

SPY vs. VOO: Which of Warren Buffett’s ETFs Is Better?

Both of the exchange-traded funds in Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio track the S&P 500. Only one earns Morningstar’s top rating.

When Funds Avoid China, Where Do They Go?

Emerging-markets managers who shun the country disagree on the best alternatives.

Q2 In Review and Q3 2024 Market Outlook

Our analysts put Q2′s performance trends for stock sectors, bonds, and funds into perspective—and look ahead with a fresh market outlook for the second quarter.

‘Boomer Candy’ Funds: Sweet Treats or Investment Toothache?

What to make of these lower-risk approaches to investing in equities.

Large-Growth Funds Dominate ... Again

Funds benefited from owning tech stocks like Nvidia in Q2 2024.

Active ETFs: A Boom, but Plenty of Busts

MIC panelists on the key trends and differences in the growing space of active ETFs.

Active ETFs: What Investors Need to Know

These products are exploding in popularity. We tackle the benefits, drawbacks, and misconceptions surrounding this rapidly evolving space.

These Active Funds Take the Lead on Aftertax Returns

Firms like Fidelity and DFA are raising the bar for tax efficiency.

Investors Pile Into Leveraged Loan Funds at Fastest Clip In Two Years

But after strong May inflows, trends weaken in June.

The Best Bond ETFs

The fixed-income exchange-traded funds on this list earn Morningstar’s top rating.

The 2 ETFs That Track Congressional Stock Trades

These vehicles shed light on how Democratic and Republican members of Congress invest their money.

The Best Short-Term Bond Funds

These ETFs and mutual funds invest in different types of short-term bonds and earn Morningstar’s top rating in 2024.

Interval Funds: Are They Worth What You Give Up?

Investors can access strategies that would otherwise be out of reach, such as private credit.

Covered-Call and Buffer ETFs: Stock Investing With Less Gain but Less Pain

These funds provide some protection when the market drops.

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