Many investors might look to a single fund family to populate their portfolio, either out of compulsion -- if, for example, their 401(k) plan offers only funds from one brand -- or convenience.
So, we surveyed hundreds of funds offered by Fidelity, Pimco, T. Rowe Price and Vanguard, prominent purveyors of no-load mutual funds. In picking our favorites, we considered management approach, past performance, volatility and more. In the process, we also learned something about what each firm does best.
We review ten leaders and laggards from the shop's hundreds of funds.
Of course, the index funds of this venerated family are legendary. But here are our favorite actively-managed picks.
Bond-management powerhouse Pimco has more than Bill Gross to crow about. We profile its seven best mutual funds.
Consistency and a focus on the long haul are hallmarks of this 76-year-old firm..