CHICAGO -- The mutual fund world's Woodstock kicks off Tuesday, giving us a chance to hear from tenured fund managers who've weathered the past year's storm and others who are bailing water.
The Fund World's Winners and Losers Gather
Disclosure Takes Center Stage
Defiant Growth Skippers Don't Shrink From Tech
Bond Guru Gross Expects 5% Returns From Stocks and Bonds in Coming Years
Garrett Van Wagoner Explains It All for You
Value in Telecom? Legg Mason's Miller Thinks So
On ETFs, Fund Costs and Fidelity's Cryptic Faves
No Room at the Value Fund Inn for Tech
Each year, fund managers with records either infamous or famous -- or both -- gather to rub elbows and talk stocks in front of financial advisers, competitors and reporters at the
Morningstar Investment Conference
. This year's menu is a broader list than in years past, now that bond and value offerings are leading growth and tech funds, which have been whacked by the
Nasdaq's loss of more than 50% in the past 12 months.
In the next few days, we'll hear from value veterans such as Bill Miller of
Legg Mason Value Trust, Stephen DuFour of
Fidelity Equity-Income II, David Dreman of
Scudder Dreman High Return Equity and Michael Sandler of the
Clipper fund, who shared last year's Morningstar Manager of the Year award.
On the growth side, Foster Friess of the
Brandywine fund and Steve Kirson of the profoundly battered
Putnam OTC Emerging Growth fund will chat about tech's role in a growth portfolio now that the mercurial sector has led so many growth funds south.
Other bruised growth-fund managers such as Garrett Van Wagoner of
Van Wagoner Emerging Growth, Jim Oelschlager of
White Oak Growth Stock and Bob Turner of
Vanguard Growth Equity will share their thoughts on the tech sector and growth investing as well.
Susan Byrne of
Gabelli Westwood Equity will tell us how she looks for turnaround candidates in this tough market and highlight some companies that might be comeback kids.
Bond gurus such as Bill Gross of
Pimco Total Return, Dan Fuss of
Loomis Sayles Bond and Robert Rodriguez of
FPA New Income will talk about what they see in the bond market.
Also, Robert Lovelace of
American Funds EuroPacific Growth and Mark Yockey of
Artisan International will chat about where they see opportunities and risks in overseas investing.
Finally, we'll also hear from the folks at
, who will discuss exchange-traded funds, index funds and other low-cost ways to invest in stocks.
There you have it, something for everyone. We'll keep you posted.
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