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Natural Resources Funds: We rate the five biggest

How do these natural resources behemoths differ, and which are the best? The Morningstar Sector Equity Natural Resources category is dominated by five key players in the retail space who have garnered the majority of these investors’ assets. Over the last few months we have met with the management of each of these funds to establish their Morningstar Qualitative Ratings.

Tom Whitelaw 02.11.2009
The Morningstar Sector Equity Natural Resources category is dominated by five key players in the retail space who have garnered the majority of these investors’ assets. Over the last few months we have met with the management of each of these funds to establish their Morningstar Qualitative Ratings. Despite placing in the same category, the way in which each of these funds approaches the universe differs markedly. It is therefore important for investors to understand exactly what is on offer and, importantly, how much risk is being taken in each fund. This category is one of the equity market’s most volatile, with many unpredictable factors affecting the value of the commodities that make up the bulk of these funds—this emphasizes how critical it is for investors to take a long-term view w

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