Elfun Trusts (ELFNX)
30-year average annual gain: 10.73%
You don’t have to live in a hollow tree to buy this fund, but 30 years ago you had to be a GE employee. The fund is now run by State Street and open to all, but David Carlson has run the fund since 1988. The $2.7 billion large-cap growth fund is up 21.17% this year, clobbering the S&P 500’s 16.14% gain.