NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- At a time when markets are swinging wildly, balanced funds have proven to be lifesavers.These funds hold mixes of stocks and bonds. While the bond holdings cushion the funds during downturns, the stocks enable them to deliver competitive results during rallies. So far this year, Morningstar's conservative allocation category -- including the most cautious balanced funds -- has returned 1.0%, while most all-stock funds have sunk into the red.
Balanced Mutual Funds Offer Stability
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