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.

China Region

#1

Fidelity® China Region Fund (FHKAX)

Performance (1-YR): 20.30% Expense Ratio: 1.35%

#2

Oberweis China Opportunities Fund (OBCHX)

Performance (1-YR): 34.80% Expense Ratio: 2.07%

#3

Matthews China Dividend Fund (MCDFX)

Performance (1-YR): 12.48% Expense Ratio: 1.24%

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Diversified Emerging Mkts

#1

Harding Loevner Frontier Emerging Markets Fund (HLFMX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.67% Expense Ratio: 1.80%

#2

Forward Frontier Strategy Fund (FRNMX)

Performance (1-YR): 33.65% Expense Ratio: 1.01%

#3

Federated Emerging Markets Equity Fund (FGLEX)

Performance (1-YR): 21.36% Expense Ratio: 1.16%

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Diversified Pacific/Asia

#1

Fidelity® Pacific Basin Fund (FPBFX)

Performance (1-YR): 20.98% Expense Ratio: 1.23%

#2

Matthews Asia Dividend Fund (MAPIX)

Performance (1-YR): 11.49% Expense Ratio: 1.06%

#3

Matthews Asia Growth Fund (MPACX)

Performance (1-YR): 11.48% Expense Ratio: 1.12%

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Europe Stock

#1

Invesco European Small Company Fund (ESMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.04% Expense Ratio: 1.49%

#2

T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund (PRESX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.29% Expense Ratio: 0.96%

#3

JPMorgan Intrepid European Fund (VEUAX)

Performance (1-YR): 31.53% Expense Ratio: 1.51%

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Foreign Large Blend

#1

Artisan International Value Fund (ARTKX)

Performance (1-YR): 27.64% Expense Ratio: 1.18%

#2

Schwab® International Core Equity Fund (SICNX)

Performance (1-YR): 26.95% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

#3

Lazard International Strategic Equity Portfolio R6 (LISIX)

Performance (1-YR): 23.92% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

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Foreign Large Growth

#1

Oppenheimer International Growth Fund (OIGAX)

Performance (1-YR): 20.61% Expense Ratio: 1.15%

#2

Artisan International Fund (ARTIX)

Performance (1-YR): 22.19% Expense Ratio: 1.20%

#3

Invesco International Growth Fund (AIIEX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.04% Expense Ratio: 1.34%

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Foreign Large Value

#1

GMO International Developed Equity Allocation Fund (GIOTX)

Performance (1-YR): 30.06% Expense Ratio: 0.61%

#2

GMO Tax-Managed International Equities Fund (GTMIX)

Performance (1-YR): 31.20% Expense Ratio: 0.67%

#3

Delaware Pooled Trust International Equity Portfolio (DPIEX)

Performance (1-YR): 26.66% Expense Ratio: 0.88%

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Foreign Small/Mid Blend

#1

Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Portfolio (GLIFX)

Performance (1-YR): 27.81% Expense Ratio: 1.01%

#2

Munder International Small-Cap Fund (MISAX)

Performance (1-YR): 32.35% Expense Ratio: 1.38%

#3

GMO Foreign Small Companies Fund (GMFSX)

Performance (1-YR): 25.71% Expense Ratio: 0.85%

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Foreign Small/Mid Growth

#1

Oppenheimer International Small Company Fund (OSMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 35.01% Expense Ratio: 1.24%

#2

Oberweis International Opportunities Fund (OBIOX)

Performance (1-YR): 34.83% Expense Ratio: 1.60%

#3

Fidelity® Series International Sm Cap (FSTSX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.48% Expense Ratio: 1.23%

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Foreign Small/Mid Value

#1

Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Small Cap Fund (QUSIX)

Performance (1-YR): 33.62% Expense Ratio: 1.41%

#2

DFA International Vector Equity Portfolio (DFVQX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.05% Expense Ratio: 0.51%

#2

GMO International Small Companies Fund (GMISX)

Performance (1-YR): 30.06% Expense Ratio: 0.76%

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Global Real Estate

#1

Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund (TAREX)

Performance (1-YR): 21.31% Expense Ratio: 1.08%

#2

DFA International Real Estate Securities (DFITX)

Performance (1-YR): 18.62% Expense Ratio: 0.39%

#3

Janus Global Real Estate Fund (JERAX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.76% Expense Ratio: 1.26%

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India Equity

#1

Matthews India Fund (MINDX)

Performance (1-YR): 41.85% Expense Ratio: 1.13%

#2

Eaton Vance Greater India Fund (ETGIX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.87% Expense Ratio: 1.88%

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Japan Stock

#1

Fidelity® Japan Smaller Companies Fund (FJSCX)

Performance (1-YR): 13.92% Expense Ratio: 1.01%

#2

DFA Japanese Small Company Portfolio (DFJSX)

Performance (1-YR): 19.37% Expense Ratio: 0.56%

#3

Matthews Japan Fund (MJFOX)

Performance (1-YR): 13.87% Expense Ratio: 1.10%

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Latin America Stock

#1

BlackRock Latin America Fund (MDLTX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.66% Expense Ratio: 1.53%

#1

DWS Latin America Equity Fund (SLANX)

Performance (1-YR): 15.73% Expense Ratio: 1.72%

#3

T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.41% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

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Miscellaneous Region

#1

T. Rowe Price Inst Africa & Middle East (TRIAX)

Performance (1-YR): 27.17% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

#2

T. Rowe Price Africa & Middle East Fund (TRAMX)

Performance (1-YR): 26.75% Expense Ratio: 1.47%

#3

Fidelity® Nordic Fund (FNORX)

Performance (1-YR): 47.93% Expense Ratio: 1.04%

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Pacific/Asia Ex-Japan Stk

#1

Invesco Asia Pacific Growth Fund (ASIAX)

Performance (1-YR): 10.18% Expense Ratio: 1.49%

#2

Matthews Asian Growth and Income Fund (MACSX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.06% Expense Ratio: 1.08%

#3

Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund (MAPTX)

Performance (1-YR): 16.50% Expense Ratio: 1.09%

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World Stock

#1

Polaris Global Value Fund (PGVFX)

Performance (1-YR): 27.86% Expense Ratio: 0.99%

#2

Artisan Global Value Fund (ARTGX)

Performance (1-YR): 23.13% Expense Ratio: 1.38%

#3

Morgan Stanley Global Infrastructure Fund (UTLAX)

Performance (1-YR): 28.78% Expense Ratio: 1.13%

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Updated 07.03.2014

Top Performing Mutual Funds As of 07.03.2014

Van Eck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX)

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 21.74%

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

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 20.41%

Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)

Commodities Funds | Equity Precious Metals

Total Return: 19.99%

ProFunds Oil Equipment Service & Distribution Fund (OEPIX)

Sector Funds | Equity Energy

Total Return: 63.26%

Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund (ALTEX)

Sector Funds | Technology

Total Return: 53.08%

T. Rowe Price Global Technology Fund (PRGTX)

Sector Funds | Technology

Total Return: 51.65%

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

Sector Funds | Real Estate

Total Return: 31.50%

AMG SouthernSun Small Cap Fund (SSSFX)

U.S. Stocks | Small Blend

Total Return: 30.47%

Hodges Small Cap Fund (HDPSX)

U.S. Stocks | Small Blend

Total Return: 30.04%

* Annualized