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

Oberweis China Opportunities Fund (OBCHX)

Performance (1-YR): 55.64% Expense Ratio: 2.15%

#2

Fidelity® China Region Fund (FHKAX)

Performance (1-YR): 18.47% Expense Ratio: 1.35%

#3

Matthews China Dividend Fund (MCDFX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.97% Expense Ratio: 1.47%

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Diversified Emerging Mkts

#1

Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund (ODMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.48% Expense Ratio: 1.30%

#2

Harding Loevner Frontier Emerging Markets Fund (HLFMX)

Performance (1-YR): 13.74% Expense Ratio: 1.95%

#3

Driehaus Emerging Markets Growth Fund (DREGX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.39% Expense Ratio: 1.68%

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Diversified Pacific/Asia

#1

Fidelity® Pacific Basin Fund (FPBFX)

Performance (1-YR): 18.15% Expense Ratio: 1.23%

#2

Matthews Asia Growth Fund (MPACX)

Performance (1-YR): 12.11% Expense Ratio: 1.16%

#3

Wells Fargo Advantage Asia Pacific Fund (WFAAX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.62% Expense Ratio: 1.62%

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Europe Stock

#1

Invesco European Small Company Fund (ESMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 30.65% Expense Ratio: 1.70%

#2

T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund (PRESX)

Performance (1-YR): 35.28% Expense Ratio: 0.96%

#3

DFA Continental Small Company Portfolio (DFCSX)

Performance (1-YR): 41.47% Expense Ratio: 0.58%

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Foreign Large Blend

#1

FMI International Fund (FMIJX)

Performance (1-YR): 16.95% Expense Ratio: 1.00%

#2

Artisan International Value Fund (ARTKX)

Performance (1-YR): 25.89% Expense Ratio: 1.18%

#3

Lazard International Strategic Equity Portfolio R6 (LISIX)

Performance (1-YR): 22.35% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

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Foreign Large Growth

#1

Nuveen International Growth Fund (NBQAX)

Performance (1-YR): 36.62% Expense Ratio: 1.42%

#2

Fidelity® Series International Growth (FIGSX)

Performance (1-YR): 16.72% Expense Ratio: 1.04%

#3

Waddell & Reed Advisor International Growth Fund (UNCGX)

Performance (1-YR): 20.18% Expense Ratio: 1.49%

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Foreign Large Value

#1

MFS® International Value Fund (MGIAX)

Performance (1-YR): 23.39% Expense Ratio: 1.14%

#1

Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Fund (QFVOX)

Performance (1-YR): 27.19% Expense Ratio: 1.59%

#3

Tocqueville International Value Fund (TIVFX)

Performance (1-YR): 25.03% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

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Foreign Small/Mid Blend

#1

Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Portfolio (GLIFX)

Performance (1-YR): 26.38% Expense Ratio: 1.14%

#2

Munder International Small-Cap Fund (MISAX)

Performance (1-YR): 32.63% Expense Ratio: 1.38%

#3

Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund (FINAX)

Performance (1-YR): 31.52% Expense Ratio: 1.44%

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Foreign Small/Mid Growth

#1

Oberweis International Opportunities Fund (OBIOX)

Performance (1-YR): 52.86% Expense Ratio: 1.60%

#2

Thornburg International Growth Fund (TIGAX)

Performance (1-YR): 26.49% Expense Ratio: 1.41%

#3

Artisan International Small Cap Fund (ARTJX)

Performance (1-YR): 30.11% Expense Ratio: 1.51%

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Foreign Small/Mid Value

#1

ClearBridge International Small Cap Fund (LCOAX)

Performance (1-YR): 34.13% Expense Ratio: 1.45%

#2

Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Small Cap Fund (QUSIX)

Performance (1-YR): 25.84% Expense Ratio: 1.41%

#3

Templeton Institutional Foreign Smaller Companies Series Fund (TFSCX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.34% Expense Ratio: 1.01%

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Global Real Estate

#1

Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund (TAREX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.87% Expense Ratio: 1.09%

#2

T. Rowe Price Global Real Estate Fund (PAGEX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.30% Expense Ratio: 1.15%

#3

DFA Global Real Estate Securities (DFGEX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.17% Expense Ratio: 0.32%

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Japan Stock

#1

Fidelity® Japan Smaller Companies Fund (FJSCX)

Performance (1-YR): 31.96% Expense Ratio: 1.01%

#2

Matthews Japan Fund (MJFOX)

Performance (1-YR): 25.15% Expense Ratio: 1.20%

#3

DFA Japanese Small Company Portfolio (DFJSX)

Performance (1-YR): 15.32% Expense Ratio: 0.56%

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Latin America Stock

#1

JPMorgan Latin America Fund (JLTAX)

Performance (1-YR): 19.72% Expense Ratio: 1.71%

#2

MFS® Latin American Equity Fund (MLEAX)

Performance (1-YR): 19.31% Expense Ratio: 1.65%

#3

T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX)

Performance (1-YR): 22.21% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

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Miscellaneous Region

#1

DFA United Kingdom Small Company Portfolio (DFUKX)

Performance (1-YR): 44.06% Expense Ratio: 0.59%

#2

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

Performance (1-YR): 26.32% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 26.30% Expense Ratio: 1.47%

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Pacific/Asia Ex-Japan Stk

#1

Matthews Asia Small Companies fund (MSMLX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.54% Expense Ratio: 1.50%

#2

Oberweis Asia Opportunities (OBAOX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.74% Expense Ratio: 2.49%

#3

Invesco Asia Pacific Growth Fund (ASIAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.01% Expense Ratio: 1.49%

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World Stock

#1

Artisan Global Value Fund (ARTGX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.57% Expense Ratio: 1.38%

#2

Polaris Global Value Fund (PGVFX)

Performance (1-YR): 33.02% Expense Ratio: 0.99%

#3

Harbor Global Growth Fund (HGGAX)

Performance (1-YR): 36.59% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

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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