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A Morningstar star rating is the measure of the risk-adjusted return of a fund relative to other funds in the same category, explains About.com. Fund ratings range from one to five stars, with the top performers receivin... More »

Morningstar bases its mutual fund ratings on past performance, and the funds in the top 10 percent of each fund category receives a five-star rating, explains Morningstar. Morningstar rates funds on a three-, five- and 1... More »

The Morningstar Rating for Funds is a proprietary system that assigns each mutual fund a rating from one to five stars based on the fund's historical performance in relation to similar funds, according to the Morningstar... More »

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