Best Mutual Funds

The U.S. News Mutual Fund Score offers a broad look at what some of the brightest minds conducting investment analysis have to say about more than 4,500 mutual funds using ratings from Morningstar, Lipper, Zacks, TheStreet.com, and Standard & Poor's. To learn more about our score, see the methodology.

Equity Precious Metals

#1

Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund (VGPMX)

Performance (1-YR): 19.95% Expense Ratio: 0.26%

#2

Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)

Performance (1-YR): 21.03% Expense Ratio: 1.35%

#3

First Eagle Gold Fund (SGGDX)

Performance (1-YR): 23.60% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

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Long/Short Equity

#1

Bridgeway Managed Volatility Fund (BRBPX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.07% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

#2

Burnham Financial Long/Short Fund (BURFX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.67% Expense Ratio: 1.76%

#3

ASTON/Anchor Capital Enhanced Equity Fund (AMBEX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.27% Expense Ratio: 1.23%

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Market Neutral

#1

Managers AMG FQ Global Alternatives Fund (MGAAX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.90% Expense Ratio: 2.00%

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Multialternative

#1

Dreyfus Dynamic Total Return Fund (AVGAX)

Performance (1-YR): 11.70% Expense Ratio: 1.50%

#2

Vantagepoint Diversifying Strategies Fund (VPDAX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.29% Expense Ratio: 0.54%

#3

FundX Tactical Total Return Fund (TOTLX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.57% Expense Ratio: 1.62%

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Multicurrency

#1

Federated Prudent DollarBear Fund (PSAFX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.67% Expense Ratio: 1.32%

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Tactical Allocation

#1

BlackRock Moderate Prepared Portfolio (BAMPX)

Performance (1-YR): 16.04% Expense Ratio: 1.05%

#2

DWS Global Income Builder Fund (KTRAX)

Performance (1-YR): 11.59% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

#3

BlackRock Balanced Capital Fund (MDCPX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.53% Expense Ratio: 0.97%

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Trading-Leveraged Equity

#1

ProFunds UltraSector Health Care Fund (HCPIX)

Performance (1-YR): 61.78% Expense Ratio: 1.78%

#2

ProFunds Consumer Goods UltraSector Fund (CNPIX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.79% Expense Ratio: 1.78%

#3

ProFunds Biotechnology UltraSector Fund (BIPIX)

Performance (1-YR): 115.12% Expense Ratio: 1.65%

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Updated 03.05.2014

Top Performing Mutual Funds As of 03.05.2014

U.S. Global Investors Gold & Precious Metals Fund (USERX)

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 16.20%

U.S. Global Investors World Precious Minerals Fund (UNWPX)

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 15.32%

Morgan Stanley Institutional Asian Equity Portfolio (MEQPX)

International Funds | Pacific/Asia Ex-Japan Stk

Total Return: 14.82%

Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund (ALTEX)

Sector Funds | Technology

Total Return: 86.77%

Fidelity® Select Biotechnology Portfolio (FBIOX)

Sector Funds | Health

Total Return: 84.28%

Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund (FBDIX)

Sector Funds | Health

Total Return: 81.35%

Oceanstone Fund (OSFDX)

U.S. Stocks | Mid-Cap Value

Total Return: 55.80%

Fidelity® Select Automotive Portfolio (FSAVX)

Sector Funds | Consumer Cyclical

Total Return: 44.67%

PIMCO Variable Insurance Trust Real Estate Real Return Strategy Fund (PETAX)

Sector Funds | Real Estate

Total Return: 39.85%

* Annualized