The Best Stock-Fund Managers of 2021

A home builder. A defense contractor. A retailer specializing in cowboy boots and other Western wear. A subprime automotive lender. An industrial-metals processor. An asset-management company.

Some of these publicly traded entities are small businesses; others are larger. They respond to different market cues and participate in different economic cycles. Some could be defined as “value” companies; others are favored by investors who seek out growth.