All good things must come to an end. We all know about the shelf-life of television shows, for example. Remember when "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" was the most exciting thing happening to American audiences?
Mutual funds can also lose their magic. We'd love to say that a good fund will always be good, but funds change. Performance slips. Managers leave. Strategies evolve. That's why funds need to be monitored.
Here are some of the warning signs to watch out for. These aren't sell signals per se: Instead, think of these as signals that change may be on the way-the mutual fund equivalent of dwindling audiences, sour writing, and producer desperation.
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