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.

Communications

#1

Putnam Global Telecommunication Fund (PGBZX)

Performance (1-YR): 21.99% Expense Ratio: 1.36%

#2

T. Rowe Price Media And Telecommunications Fund (PRMTX)

Performance (1-YR): 28.59% Expense Ratio: 0.81%

#3

Fidelity® Select Wireless Portfolio (FWRLX)

Performance (1-YR): 20.53% Expense Ratio: 0.90%

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Consumer Cyclical

#1

Fidelity® Select Multimedia Portfolio (FBMPX)

Performance (1-YR): 24.68% Expense Ratio: 0.88%

#2

Fidelity® Select Retailing Portfolio (FSRPX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.51% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

#3

Fidelity® Select Leisure Portfolio (FDLSX)

Performance (1-YR): 26.75% Expense Ratio: 0.85%

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Consumer Defensive

#1

Rydex Series Trust Consumer Products Fund (RYPDX)

Performance (1-YR): 12.95% Expense Ratio: 1.60%

#2

Fidelity® Select Consumer Staples Portfolio (FDAGX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.15% Expense Ratio: 1.08%

#3

ICON Consumer Staples Fund (ICRAX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.08% Expense Ratio: 1.75%

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Equity Energy

#1

Advisory Research MLP & Energy Income Fund (INFIX)

Performance (1-YR): 11.12% Expense Ratio: 1.26%

#2

Vanguard Energy Fund (VGENX)

Performance (1-YR): 14.58% Expense Ratio: 0.31%

#3

Oppenheimer SteelPath MLP Alpha Fund (MLPAX)

Performance (1-YR): 12.49% Expense Ratio: 9.57%

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Financial

#1

Alpine Financial Services Fund (ADFSX)

Performance (1-YR): 31.56% Expense Ratio: 1.47%

#2

Emerald Banking and Finance Fund (HSSAX)

Performance (1-YR): 36.39% Expense Ratio: 1.84%

#3

Royce Financial Services Fund (RYFSX)

Performance (1-YR): 26.26% Expense Ratio: 1.54%

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Health

#1

T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund (PRHSX)

Performance (1-YR): 39.39% Expense Ratio: 0.79%

#2

Fidelity® Select Biotechnology Portfolio (FBIOX)

Performance (1-YR): 47.57% Expense Ratio: 0.81%

#3

Vanguard Health Care Fund (VGHCX)

Performance (1-YR): 36.16% Expense Ratio: 0.35%

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Industrials

#1

Fidelity® Select Air Transportation Portfolio (FSAIX)

Performance (1-YR): 32.56% Expense Ratio: 0.94%

#2

Fidelity® Select Defense & Aerospace Portfolio (FSDAX)

Performance (1-YR): 32.53% Expense Ratio: 0.84%

#3

Fidelity® Select Transportation (FSRFX)

Performance (1-YR): 32.68% Expense Ratio: 0.89%

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Miscellaneous Sector

#1

ALPS | Red Rocks Listed Private Equity Fund (LPEFX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.34% Expense Ratio: 2.58%

#2

Vista Listed Private Equity Plus Fund (LPEAX)

Performance (1-YR): 9.55% Expense Ratio: 3.43%

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Natural Resources

#1

AllianzGI Global Water Fund (AWTAX)

Performance (1-YR): 15.99% Expense Ratio: 1.52%

#2

Calvert Global Water Fund (CFWAX)

Performance (1-YR): 22.46% Expense Ratio: 1.85%

#3

Fidelity® Select Chemicals Portfolio (FSCHX)

Performance (1-YR): 26.82% Expense Ratio: 0.83%

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Real Estate

#1

Baron Real Estate Fund (BREIX)

Performance (1-YR): 18.12% Expense Ratio: 1.10%

#2

REMS Real Estate Value Opportunity Fund (HLRRX)

Performance (1-YR): 5.19% Expense Ratio: 1.50%

#3

Manning & Napier Real Estate Series (MNREX)

Performance (1-YR): 3.58% Expense Ratio: 1.10%

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Technology

#1

Fidelity® Select Software & Comp Portfolio (FSCSX)

Performance (1-YR): 38.67% Expense Ratio: 0.82%

#2

Red Oak Technology Select Fund (ROGSX)

Performance (1-YR): 33.86% Expense Ratio: 1.23%

#3

Fidelity® Select IT Services Portfolio (FBSOX)

Performance (1-YR): 29.68% Expense Ratio: 0.86%

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Utilities

#1

Hennessy Gas Utility Index Fund (GASFX)

Performance (1-YR): 17.98% Expense Ratio: 0.80%

#2

Prudential Jennison Utility (PRUAX)

Performance (1-YR): 21.00% Expense Ratio: 0.85%

#3

Fidelity® Select Utilities Portfolio (FSUTX)

Performance (1-YR): 16.34% Expense Ratio: 0.83%

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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