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Old 04-10-2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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morningstar x-ray vs fidelity analysis

i notice a big difference in the style box breakout between the morningstar x-ray and the fidelity portfilio analysis. ..not sure why they should vary so much when analyzing a portfolio. especially when they are all fidelity funds
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:58 AM   #2
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Remember that the analysis on Fidelity for either stock or bonds only apply to those that are not ex-US, unlike M* that considers all content in your reported portfolio view.

See the tabs on the Fidelity analysis screen that show "Domestic Stocks" & Domestic Bonds". The top graph shows your investment vs. the named refrence and the bottom graph (looks like M*) shows the breakout for only US funds, if that's the screen you are refering to...

When I run RIP there is a slight difference of ~2% in my stock/bond holdings which is a bit strange since Fidelity does a link to M* for their analysis (confirmed with their backoffice developers), but that is IMHO an allowable deviation in possibly grabbing data from two different current sources and rounding...
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i was analyzing 3 fidelity funds at once, low priced stock, equity income and blue chip growth... the style boxes were radically different between morningstars analyzation and fidelitys
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I used the Fidelity Retirement Income Planner (RIP) and plug in all my accounts and funds. It gives the same breakdown as the Morningstar Portfolio X-ray when you substitute VFSVX for VSS (FRIP doesn't understand what VSS is).

I am not quite sure what Fidelity tool mathjak107 is using.
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when you go into portfolio summary theres a tab on the right that says analyze. it will produce a style box for your portfolio.


for the 3 funds above combined

morningstar shows 22% large value 21% core 22% growth
10% midcap value 8% core 7% growth
3% small cap growth , 3%core 2% growth


fidelity shows 43% large value ,0 core, 45.2 growth
11.8 mid cap value , 0 core, zero growth
0 small cap value, 0 small cap core , 0 small cap growth
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I see. It's a bust for me.

1. It is only domestic equities and none of the foreign funds, and

2. Each fund appears to be assigned to one of the 9 boxes in the grid. My 2 domestic funds are assigned to large-cap blend (Spartan S&P500 index) and medium-cap blend (Spartan extended market index).

There is no breakdown of a fund into separate boxes in the grid for my two funds.

Thus Fidelity is similar to the lame-o Vanguard Portfolio Watch tool. They both border on useless.
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see , i was on to something here...
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