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

Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)

Performance (1-YR): 27.68% Expense Ratio: 1.35%

#2

Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund (VGPMX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.80% Expense Ratio: 0.26%

#3

First Eagle Gold Fund (SGGDX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.10% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

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Long/Short Equity

#1

ASTON/Anchor Capital Enhanced Equity Fund (AMBEX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.09% Expense Ratio: 1.23%

#2

Bridgeway Managed Volatility Fund (BRBPX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.96% Expense Ratio: 0.95%

#3

Toews Hedged Large-Cap Fund (THLGX)

Performance (1-YR): 21.38% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

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Market Neutral

#1

Managers AMG FQ Global Alternatives Fund (MGAAX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.47% Expense Ratio: 2.00%

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Multialternative

#1

Dreyfus Dynamic Total Return Fund (AVGAX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.10% Expense Ratio: 1.50%

#2

Vantagepoint Diversifying Strategies Fund (VPDAX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.07% Expense Ratio: 0.54%

#3

FundX Tactical Total Return Fund (TOTLX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.66% Expense Ratio: 1.62%

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Multicurrency

#1

Federated Prudent DollarBear Fund (PSAFX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.93% Expense Ratio: 1.32%

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Tactical Allocation

#1

BlackRock Multi-Asset Income Portfolio (BAICX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.20% Expense Ratio: 0.84%

#2

BlackRock Moderate Prepared Portfolio (BAMPX)

Performance (1-YR): 13.53% Expense Ratio: 1.05%

#3

DWS Global Income Builder Fund (KTRAX)

Performance (1-YR): 10.57% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

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Trading-Leveraged Equity

#1

ProFunds UltraSector Health Care Fund (HCPIX)

Performance (1-YR): 43.34% Expense Ratio: 1.78%

#2

ProFunds Biotechnology UltraSector Fund (BIPIX)

Performance (1-YR): 57.61% Expense Ratio: 1.65%

#3

ProFunds Pharmaceuticals UltraSector Fund (PHPIX)

Performance (1-YR): 37.72% Expense Ratio: 1.78%

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Updated 04.22.2014

Top Performing Mutual Funds As of 04.22.2014

Catalyst Insider Long/Short Fund (CIAAX)

U.S. Stocks | Long/Short Equity

Total Return: 14.10%

Matthews India Fund (MINDX)

International Funds | India Equity

Total Return: 13.10%

Dreyfus India Fund (DIIAX)

International Funds | India Equity

Total Return: 11.64%

Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund (ALTEX)

Sector Funds | Technology

Total Return: 90.28%

Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund (GAAEX)

Sector Funds | Equity Energy

Total Return: 62.31%

Lord Abbett Micro Cap Growth Fund (LMIYX)

U.S. Stocks | Small Growth

Total Return: 58.17%

Oceanstone Fund (OSFDX)

U.S. Stocks | Mid-Cap Value

Total Return: 50.50%

Fidelity® Select Automotive Portfolio (FSAVX)

Sector Funds | Consumer Cyclical

Total Return: 38.80%

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

Sector Funds | Real Estate

Total Return: 37.05%

* Annualized