The latest news on mutual funds
Industry is seen as a big loser in financial crisis; meanwhile, self-directed accounts are growing.
Previously off-limits funds are opening their doors to new investors.
Designed to protect people near or in retirement, many posted steep losses this year.
More evidence that investment portfolios tend to turn people into Republicans.
During volatility, buying funds in the morning vs. evening can make a difference.
Those on board include Schwab, Putnam, and Morgan Stanley.
The government now offers temporary insurance.
Those with heavy weightings include Clipper, Fidelity Growth & Income.
Money market fund's breaking of the buck is called an "anomaly."