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): 44.26% Expense Ratio: 2.15%

#2

Fidelity® China Region Fund (FHKAX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.16% Expense Ratio: 1.35%

#3

John Hancock Greater China Opportunity Fund (JCOAX)

Performance (1-YR): 13.70% Expense Ratio: 1.80%

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Diversified Emerging Mkts

#1

Parametric Tax-Managed Emerging Markets Fund (EITEX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.17% Expense Ratio: 0.96%

#2

Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund (ODMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.30% Expense Ratio: 1.30%

#3

Driehaus Emerging Markets Growth Fund (DREGX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.97% Expense Ratio: 1.68%

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Diversified Pacific/Asia

#1

Fidelity® Pacific Basin Fund (FPBFX)

Performance (1-YR): 14.00% Expense Ratio: 1.23%

#2

Matthews Asia Growth Fund (MPACX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.30% Expense Ratio: 1.16%

#3

BlackRock Pacific Fund (MDPCX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.08% Expense Ratio: 1.18%

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Europe Stock

#1

T. Rowe Price European Stock Fund (PRESX)

Performance (1-YR): 33.32% Expense Ratio: 0.96%

#2

Invesco European Small Company Fund (ESMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 32.86% Expense Ratio: 1.70%

#3

JPMorgan Intrepid European Fund (VEUAX)

Performance (1-YR): 35.52% Expense Ratio: 1.51%

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Foreign Large Blend

#1

Lazard International Strategic Equity Portfolio R6 (LISIX)

Performance (1-YR): 19.23% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

#2

FMI International Fund (FMIJX)

Performance (1-YR): 15.14% Expense Ratio: 1.00%

#3

GMO International Developed Equity Allocation Fund (GIOTX)

Performance (1-YR): 23.23% Expense Ratio: 0.61%

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Foreign Large Growth

#1

Oppenheimer International Growth Fund (OIGAX)

Performance (1-YR): 19.18% Expense Ratio: 1.15%

#2

Nuveen International Growth Fund (NBQAX)

Performance (1-YR): 28.26% Expense Ratio: 1.42%

#3

Waddell & Reed Advisor International Growth Fund (UNCGX)

Performance (1-YR): 18.06% Expense Ratio: 1.49%

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Foreign Large Value

#1

MFS® International Value Fund (MGIAX)

Performance (1-YR): 18.96% Expense Ratio: 1.14%

#2

Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Fund (QFVOX)

Performance (1-YR): 23.36% Expense Ratio: 1.59%

#3

Tocqueville International Value Fund (TIVFX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.45% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

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Foreign Small/Mid Blend

#1

Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Portfolio (GLIFX)

Performance (1-YR): 25.00% Expense Ratio: 1.14%

#2

Munder International Small-Cap Fund (MISAX)

Performance (1-YR): 28.04% Expense Ratio: 1.38%

#3

Franklin International Small Cap Growth Fund (FINAX)

Performance (1-YR): 28.35% Expense Ratio: 1.44%

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Foreign Small/Mid Growth

#1

Oberweis International Opportunities Fund (OBIOX)

Performance (1-YR): 38.29% Expense Ratio: 1.60%

#2

Oppenheimer International Small Company Fund (OSMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 36.83% Expense Ratio: 1.24%

#3

Artisan International Small Cap Fund (ARTJX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.18% Expense Ratio: 1.51%

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Foreign Small/Mid Value

#1

ClearBridge International Small Cap Fund (LCOAX)

Performance (1-YR): 30.94% Expense Ratio: 1.45%

#2

Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Small Cap Fund (QUSIX)

Performance (1-YR): 27.16% Expense Ratio: 1.41%

#3

GMO International Small Companies Fund (GMISX)

Performance (1-YR): 27.14% Expense Ratio: 0.76%

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Global Real Estate

#1

Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund (TAREX)

Performance (1-YR): 18.02% Expense Ratio: 1.08%

#2

DFA Global Real Estate Securities (DFGEX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.22% Expense Ratio: 0.32%

#3

DFA International Real Estate Securities (DFITX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.23% Expense Ratio: 0.39%

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Japan Stock

#1

Fidelity® Japan Smaller Companies Fund (FJSCX)

Performance (1-YR): 12.33% Expense Ratio: 1.01%

#1

Matthews Japan Fund (MJFOX)

Performance (1-YR): 14.61% Expense Ratio: 1.20%

#3

T. Rowe Price Japan Fund (PRJPX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.51% Expense Ratio: 1.06%

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Latin America Stock

#1

JPMorgan Latin America Fund (JLTAX)

Performance (1-YR): 14.07% Expense Ratio: 1.71%

#2

MFS® Latin American Equity Fund (MLEAX)

Performance (1-YR): 13.16% Expense Ratio: 1.65%

#3

T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX)

Performance (1-YR): 16.47% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

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Miscellaneous Region

#1

DFA United Kingdom Small Company Portfolio (DFUKX)

Performance (1-YR): 35.59% Expense Ratio: 0.59%

#2

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

Performance (1-YR): 27.31% Expense Ratio: 1.25%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 27.01% Expense Ratio: 1.47%

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Pacific/Asia Ex-Japan Stk

#1

Matthews Asia Small Companies fund (MSMLX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.22% Expense Ratio: 1.50%

#2

Fidelity® Emerging Asia Fund (FSEAX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.54% Expense Ratio: 1.08%

#2

Oberweis Asia Opportunities (OBAOX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.39% Expense Ratio: 2.49%

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World Stock

#1

Artisan Global Value Fund (ARTGX)

Performance (1-YR): 22.12% Expense Ratio: 1.38%

#2

Polaris Global Value Fund (PGVFX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.23% Expense Ratio: 0.99%

#3

Artisan Global Opportunities Fund (ARTRX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.39% Expense Ratio: 1.28%

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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