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

American High-Income Municipal Bond Fund® (AMHIX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.08% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 8.26% Expense Ratio: 0.68%

#4

SIT Tax Free Income Fund (SNTIX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.52% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

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Muni California Intermediate

#1

Vanguard California Intermediate Term Tax Exempt Fund (VCAIX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.90% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Northern California Intermediate Tax-Exempt Fund (NCITX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.69% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 5.81% Expense Ratio: 0.63%

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Muni California Long

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 7.80% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#2

Northern California Tax Exempt Fund (NCATX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.08% Expense Ratio: 0.45%

#2

USAA California Bond Fund (USCBX)

Performance (1-YR): 8.63% Expense Ratio: 0.56%

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Muni Massachusetts

#1

Vanguard Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Fund (VMATX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.40% Expense Ratio: 0.16%

#2

Fidelity® Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund (FDMMX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.96% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

#3

Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund (ETMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.63% Expense Ratio: 0.74%

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Muni Minnesota

#1

SIT Minnesota Tax Free Income Fund (SMTFX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.02% Expense Ratio: 0.81%

#2

Nuveen Minnesota Municipal Bond Fund (FJMNX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.26% Expense Ratio: 0.84%

#3

Delaware Minnesota High-Yield Municipal Bond Fund (DVMHX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.65% Expense Ratio: 0.89%

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Muni National Interm

#1

Vanguard High Yield Tax Exempt Fund (VWAHX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.26% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

AMG GW&K Municipal Bond Fund (GWMIX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.10% Expense Ratio: 0.35%

#3

USAA Tax Exempt Intermediate Term Fund (USATX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.56% Expense Ratio: 0.54%

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Muni National Long

#1

USAA Tax Exempt Long Term Fund (USTEX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.54% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#2

T. Rowe Price Summit Municipal Income Fund (PRINX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.37% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#3

Vanguard Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VWLTX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.47% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

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Muni National Short

#1

USAA Tax Exempt Short Term Fund (USSTX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.59% Expense Ratio: 0.55%

#2

Oppenheimer Rochester® Short Term Municipal Fund (ORSTX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.47% Expense Ratio: 0.84%

#3

U.S. Global Investors Near-Term Tax-Free Fund (NEARX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.68% Expense Ratio: 1.21%

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Muni New Jersey

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 6.49% Expense Ratio: 0.52%

#2

Vanguard New Jersey Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VNJTX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.32% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#3

Nuveen New Jersey Municipal Bond Fund (NNJAX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.82% Expense Ratio: 0.83%

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Muni New York Intermediate

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 5.07% Expense Ratio: 0.65%

#2

Western Asset Intermediate Maturity NY Municipals Fund (IMNYX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.44% Expense Ratio: 0.75%

#3

BNY Mellon New York Intermediate Tax-Exempt Bond Fund (MNYIX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.98% Expense Ratio: 0.84%

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Muni New York Long

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 6.55% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#2

Vanguard New York Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VNYTX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.48% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#3

Eaton Vance New York Municipal Income Fund (ETNYX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.63% Expense Ratio: 0.75%

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Muni Ohio

#1

Vanguard Ohio Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VOHIX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.83% Expense Ratio: 0.16%

#2

Fidelity® Ohio Municipal Income Fund (FOHFX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.79% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

#3

Nuveen Ohio Municipal Bond Fund (FOHTX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.11% Expense Ratio: 0.79%

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Muni Pennsylvania

#1

Vanguard Pennsylvania Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VPAIX)

Performance (1-YR): 7.25% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Fidelity® Pennsylvania Municipal Income Fund (FPXTX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.25% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#3

Nuveen Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund (FPNTX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.80% Expense Ratio: 0.80%

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Muni Single State Interm

#1

USAA Virginia Bond Fund (USVAX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.80% Expense Ratio: 0.57%

#2

Colorado Bond Shares A Tax Exempt Fund (HICOX)

Performance (1-YR): 4.81% Expense Ratio: 0.73%

#3

Dupree Alabama Tax Free Income Series Fund (DUALX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.58% Expense Ratio: 0.78%

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Muni Single State Long

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 6.13% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

#2

T. Rowe Virginia Tax Free Bond Fund (PRVAX)

Performance (1-YR): 6.81% Expense Ratio: 0.48%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 6.83% Expense Ratio: 0.54%

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Muni Single State Short

#1

Oppenheimer Rochester® Limited Term California Municipal Fund (OLCAX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.37% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

#2

Thornburg California Limited Term Municipal Fund (LTCAX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.91% Expense Ratio: 0.94%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 2.35% Expense Ratio: 0.72%

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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