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.

High Yield Muni

#1

T. Rowe Price Tax Free High Yield Fund (PRFHX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.44% Expense Ratio: 0.67%

#2

American High-Income Municipal Bond Fund® (AMHIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.18% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

#3

Invesco High Yield Municipal (ACTHX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.24% Expense Ratio: 0.84%

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Muni California Intermediate

#1

Vanguard California Intermediate Term Tax Exempt Fund (VCAIX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.52% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Franklin California Intermediate-Term Tax-Free Income Fund (FKCIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.55% Expense Ratio: 0.63%

#3

Northern California Intermediate Tax-Exempt Fund (NCITX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.54% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

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Muni California Long

#1

Franklin California High Yield Municipal Fund (FCAMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.23% Expense Ratio: 0.61%

#2

Northern California Tax Exempt Fund (NCATX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.97% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

#3

T. Rowe Price California Tax Free Bond Fund (PRXCX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.68% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

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Muni Massachusetts

#1

Vanguard Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Fund (VMATX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.41% Expense Ratio: 0.16%

#2

Fidelity® Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund (FDMMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.29% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

#3

Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund (ETMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.91% Expense Ratio: 0.74%

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Muni Minnesota

#1

Oppenheimer Rochester® Minnesota Municipal Fund (OPAMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.35% Expense Ratio: 0.80%

#2

SIT Minnesota Tax Free Income Fund (SMTFX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.45% Expense Ratio: 0.81%

#3

Delaware Minnesota High-Yield Municipal Bond Fund (DVMHX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.20% Expense Ratio: 0.89%

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Muni National Interm

#1

Vanguard High Yield Tax Exempt Fund (VWAHX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.36% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Wells Fargo Advantage Core Builder Series M (WFCMX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.21% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

#3

USAA Tax Exempt Intermediate Term Fund (USATX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.85% Expense Ratio: 0.54%

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Muni National Long

#1

Fidelity® Tax Free Bond Fund (FTABX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.52% Expense Ratio: 0.47%

#1

USAA Tax Exempt Long Term Fund (USTEX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.83% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

Vanguard Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VWLTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.56% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

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Muni National Short

#1

Wells Fargo Advantage Strategic Municipal Bond Fund (VMPAX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.16% Expense Ratio: 0.82%

#2

USAA Tax Exempt Short Term Fund (USSTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.60% Expense Ratio: 0.55%

#3

Thornburg Limited Term Municipal Fund (LTMFX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.25% Expense Ratio: 0.71%

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Muni New Jersey

#1

T. Rowe Price New Jersey Tax Free Bond Fund (NJTFX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.01% Expense Ratio: 0.51%

#2

Vanguard New Jersey Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VNJTX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.00% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#3

Fidelity® New Jersey Municipal Income Fund (FNJHX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.13% Expense Ratio: 0.47%

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Muni New York Intermediate

#1

Franklin New York Intermediate Tax-Free Income Fund (FKNIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.45% Expense Ratio: 0.65%

#2

Western Asset Intermediate Maturity NY Municipals Fund (IMNYX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.00% Expense Ratio: 0.75%

#3

JPMorgan New York Tax Free Bond Fund (VANTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.18% Expense Ratio: 0.76%

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Muni New York Long

#1

T. Rowe Price New York Tax Free Bond Fund (PRNYX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.58% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#2

Vanguard New York Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VNYTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.48% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#3

Eaton Vance New York Municipal Income Fund (ETNYX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.29% Expense Ratio: 0.75%

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Muni Ohio

#1

Vanguard Ohio Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VOHIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.65% Expense Ratio: 0.16%

#2

Fidelity® Ohio Municipal Income Fund (FOHFX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.24% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

#3

Oppenheimer Rochester® Ohio Municipal Fund (OROHX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.68% Expense Ratio: 0.80%

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Muni Pennsylvania

#1

Vanguard Pennsylvania Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VPAIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.76% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Fidelity® Pennsylvania Municipal Income Fund (FPXTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.87% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#3

Wells Fargo Advantage Pennsylvania Tax-Free Fund (EKVAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.96% Expense Ratio: 0.75%

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Muni Single State Interm

#1

USAA Virginia Bond Fund (USVAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.23% Expense Ratio: 0.57%

#2

Colorado Bond Shares A Tax Exempt Fund (HICOX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.55% Expense Ratio: 0.73%

#3

Dupree North Carolina Tax-Free Income Series (NTFIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.05% Expense Ratio: 0.71%

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Muni Single State Long

#1

T. Rowe Price Maryland Tax Free Bond Fund (MDXBX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.19% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

#2

T. Rowe Price Georgia Tax Free Bond Fund (GTFBX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.09% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

T. Rowe Virginia Tax Free Bond Fund (PRVAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.27% Expense Ratio: 0.47%

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Muni Single State Short

#1

Dupree Kentucky Tax-Free Short-To-Medium Series (KYSMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.12% Expense Ratio: 0.72%

#2

Oppenheimer Rochester® Limited Term California Municipal Fund (OLCAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.03% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

#3

Thornburg California Limited Term Municipal Fund (LTCAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.91% Expense Ratio: 0.94%

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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