A compilation of this week's daily Fund Forum columns.

Poor Performance Is the No. 1 Reason Readers Dump Funds
By Alison Moore
Also, David Alger's Spectra fund. More

Are There S&P and Dow Equivalents of the Nasdaq QQQ Stock?
By Alison Moore
Here's the lowdown on SPDRs (for the S&P 500) and Diamonds (for the Dow Jones Industrial Average). More

How Can I Find Funds That Invest in Spinoffs?
By Alison Moore
Buying these castoff companies is a bargain hunter's strategy. More

What Place Do High-Yield Bonds Have in Retiree Portfolios?
By Elizabeth Roy
And, what's the downside risk on a top-performing junk fund? More

Can't Find Your Fund's Investment Objective? Here's How
By Elizabeth Roy
Also, investment products with time limits. More