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): 1.37% Expense Ratio: 0.67%

#2

American High-Income Municipal Bond Fund® (AMHIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.59% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

#3

Nuveen High Yield Municipal Bond Fund (NHMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.90% Expense Ratio: 0.82%

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Muni California Intermediate

#1

Vanguard California Intermediate Term Tax Exempt Fund (VCAIX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.13% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Schwab California Long Term Tax Free Bond Fund (SWCAX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.20% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#3

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

Performance (1-YR): 0.21% Expense Ratio: 0.63%

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Muni California Long

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 0.26% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#2

Northern California Tax Exempt Fund (NCATX)

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

#2

USAA California Bond Fund (USCBX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.31% Expense Ratio: 0.56%

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Muni Massachusetts

#1

Fidelity® Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund (FDMMX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.03% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

#2

Vanguard Massachusetts Tax-Exempt Fund (VMATX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.43% Expense Ratio: 0.16%

#3

Eaton Vance Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund (ETMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.34% Expense Ratio: 0.74%

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Muni Minnesota

#1

Oppenheimer Rochester® Minnesota Municipal Fund (OPAMX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.91% Expense Ratio: 0.80%

#2

SIT Minnesota Tax Free Income Fund (SMTFX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.48% Expense Ratio: 0.81%

#3

Eaton Vance Minnesota Municipal Income Fund (ETMNX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.30% Expense Ratio: 0.72%

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Muni National Interm

#1

USAA Tax Exempt Intermediate Term Fund (USATX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.56% Expense Ratio: 0.54%

#2

Vanguard High Yield Tax Exempt Fund (VWAHX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.37% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#3

Wells Fargo Advantage Core Builder Series M (WFCMX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.34% Expense Ratio: 0.00%

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Muni National Long

#1

USAA Tax Exempt Long Term Fund (USTEX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.02% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#2

T. Rowe Price Summit Municipal Income Fund (PRINX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.25% Expense Ratio: 0.50%

#3

Fidelity® Tax Free Bond Fund (FTABX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.21% Expense Ratio: 0.47%

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Muni National Short

#1

RidgeWorth Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund (SMMAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.65% Expense Ratio: 0.73%

#2

T. Rowe Price Tax Free Short-Intermediate Fund (PRFSX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.89% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#3

USAA Tax Exempt Short Term Fund (USSTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.91% Expense Ratio: 0.55%

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Muni New Jersey

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 0.98% Expense Ratio: 0.51%

#2

Vanguard New Jersey Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VNJTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.09% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#3

Fidelity® New Jersey Municipal Income Fund (FNJHX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.69% 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): 0.53% Expense Ratio: 0.65%

#2

JPMorgan New York Tax Free Bond Fund (VANTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.42% Expense Ratio: 0.76%

#3

SEI Tax-Exempt Tr New York Municipal Bond Fund (SENYX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.02% Expense Ratio: 0.60%

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Muni New York Long

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 1.48% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#2

Vanguard New York Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VNYTX)

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

#3

USAA New York Bond Fund (USNYX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.35% Expense Ratio: 0.65%

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Muni Ohio

#1

Vanguard Ohio Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VOHIX)

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

#2

Fidelity® Ohio Municipal Income Fund (FOHFX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.57% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#3

Nuveen Ohio Municipal Bond Fund (FOHTX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.29% Expense Ratio: 0.79%

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Muni Pennsylvania

#1

Vanguard Pennsylvania Long Term Tax Exempt Fund (VPAIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.11% Expense Ratio: 0.20%

#2

Fidelity® Pennsylvania Municipal Income Fund (FPXTX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.04% Expense Ratio: 0.49%

#3

Wells Fargo Advantage Pennsylvania Tax-Free Fund (EKVAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.26% Expense Ratio: 0.75%

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Muni Single State Interm

#1

Dupree Tennessee Tax Free Income Series Fund (TNTIX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.22% Expense Ratio: 0.69%

#2

Colorado Bond Shares A Tax Exempt Fund (HICOX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.36% Expense Ratio: 0.73%

#2

USAA Virginia Bond Fund (USVAX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.38% Expense Ratio: 0.57%

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Muni Single State Long

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 0.44% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

#2

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

Performance (1-YR): 0.77% Expense Ratio: 0.53%

#3

Northern Arizona Tax Exempt Fund (NOAZX)

Performance (1-YR): 0.23% Expense Ratio: 0.46%

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Muni Single State Short

#1

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

Performance (1-YR): 0.67% Expense Ratio: 0.72%

#2

Fidelity® California Limited Term Tax-Free Bond Fund (FCSTX)

Performance (1-YR): 1.32% Expense Ratio: 0.35%

#3

Wells Fargo Advantage California Limited-Term Tax Free Fund (SFCIX)

Performance (1-YR): 2.02% Expense Ratio: 0.80%

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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