Numbers Game

Top 50 equity mutual funds, second quarter 2019

A closer look at the numbers

Jul 20, 2019 @ 6:00 am

By Ellie Zhu

Ranked by quarterly returns
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1Kinetics Internet Fund;No Load (WWWFX)21.92%18.16%19.14%$138.70 1.84%
2OCM Gold Fund;Investor (OCMGX)16.24%11.78%-3.76%$28.10 2.86%
3Voya Russia Fund;A (LETRX)15.96%23.81%20.24%$86.30 2.00%
4VanEck International Investors Gold Fund;A (INIVX)15.47%8.60%-3.93%$666.00 1.45%
5Firsthand Alternative Energy Fund (ALTEX)15.46%14.25%12.54%$5.70 1.98%
6Kinetics Global Fund;No Load (WWWEX)14.40%5.04%16.01%$14.20 1.39%
7Invesco Oppenheimer Gold & Special Minerals Fd;A (OPGSX)14.33%15.22%-0.22%$1,099.20 1.17%
8American Century Global Gold Fund;Investor (BGEIX)14.29%13.75%-2.37%$449.00 0.67%
9Wells Fargo Precious Metals Fund;Inst (EKWYX)14.09%15.59%-3.79%$308.20 0.79%
10Jacob Micro Cap Growth Fund;Institutional (JMIGX)13.44%29.82%25.10%$14.60 2.41%
11ABR Dynamic Short Volatility Fund;Institutional (ABRSX)13.24%11.03%N/A$3.70 2.50%
12Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio (FSAGX)13.03%13.63%-4.40%$1,439.90 0.86%
13Midas Fund (MIDSX)12.93%15.93%-2.19%$16.90 4.29%
14Morgan Stanley Inst Dicovery Portfolio;I (MPEGX)12.78%30.68%27.81%$927.30 0.72%
15Gabelli Gold Fund;AAA (GOLDX)12.66%12.51%-5.15%$268.50 1.55%
16Fidelity Latin America Fund (FLATX)12.17%29.00%11.56%$554.10 1.07%
17USAA Precious Metals & Minerals Fund;Fund (USAGX)12.13%11.51%-3.85%$586.10 1.23%
18First Eagle Gold Fund;A (SGGDX)11.75%8.82%-4.85%$1,121.50 1.29%
19Tocqueville Gold Fund (TGLDX)11.43%5.99%-5.48%$982.20 1.43%
20Columbia Acorn European Fund;I (CAEZX)11.39%4.92%13.65%$80.50 1.20%
21US Global Investors Gold & Precious Metals Fund (USERX)11.27%6.63%-3.49%$102.30 1.78%
22DF Dent Small Cap Growth Fund;Investor (DFDSX)11.26%15.01%16.92%$19.10 1.05%
23Equinox Ampersand Strategy Fund;I (EEHIX)11.20%16.15%11.04%$6.70 0.99%
24Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund;A (FKRCX)11.16%11.55%-7.73%$847.80 0.98%
25Rydex Precious Metals Fund;Investor (RYPMX)10.94%6.85%-5.64%$89.30 1.28%
26Needham Small Cap Growth Fund;Retail (NESGX)10.88%16.76%18.35%$37.40 1.93%
27Wells Fargo Discovery Fund;Institutional (WFDSX)10.82%17.82%20.71%$2,582.40 0.88%
28Fidelity Select Insurance Portfolio (FSPCX)10.82%17.32%13.10%$260.30 0.82%
29BlackRock Mid-Cap Growth Equity Portfolio;Inst (CMGIX)10.66%20.37%24.36%$4,326.60 0.80%
30DWS Latin America Equity Fund;S (SLAFX)10.33%39.69%15.23%$320.30 1.41%
31DF Dent MidCap Growth Fund;Investor (DFDMX)10.29%20.27%20.39%$101.30 0.98%
32Artisan Mid Cap Fund;Investor (ARTMX)10.12%19.45%16.27%$5,486.90 1.18%
33PIMCO StocksPLUS Long Duration Fund;Inst (PSLDX)10.05%22.35%17.26%$430.90 0.85%
34Lateef Focused Growth Fund;I (LIMIX)9.99%15.40%15.98%$52.20 0.85%
35Wells Fargo Traditional Sm Cp Gr Fd;I (EGRYX)9.97%17.42%21.91%$101.90 0.92%
36WCM Focused International Growth Fund;Inst (WCMIX)9.92%11.99%13.70%$8,739.90 1.06%
37ATAC Rotation Fund;Investor (ATACX)9.87%-5.51%9.33%$74.20 1.95%
38Baron Asset Fund;Retail (BARAX)9.85%19.39%20.49%$4,431.50 1.30%
39DF Dent Premier Growth Fund (DFDPX)9.83%21.14%22.23%$209.40 1.10%
40Osterweis Emerging Opportunity Fund (OSTGX)9.78%10.67%N/A$108.60 1.13%
41Needham Growth Fund;Retail (NEEGX)9.77%8.77%10.15%$96.60 2.76%
42Invesco Oppenheimer Discovery Fund;A (OPOCX)9.70%12.59%19.00%$2,721.20 1.08%
43US Global Investors Emerging Europe Fund (EUROX)9.66%5.61%10.36%$33.80 2.43%
44Segall Bryant & Hamill Fundamental Intl Sm Cp;Rtl (WTIFX)9.61%1.06%11.21%$34.20 1.25%
45Alger Small Cap Focus Fund;I (AOFIX)9.59%17.26%27.07%$3,766.60 1.17%
46T Rowe Price Emerging Europe Fund (TREMX)9.51%10.19%11.71%$160.30 1.42%
47Virtus KAR Mid-Cap Growth Fund;A (PHSKX)9.48%19.48%25.19%$427.30 1.41%
48Putnam Small Cap Growth Fund;A (PNSAX)9.42%12.37%20.76%$498.00 1.20%
49Wells Fargo Enterprise Fund;Inst (WFEIX)9.41%18.78%18.87%$782.40 0.85%
50Hennessy Large Cap Financial Fund;Investor (HLFNX)9.40%6.19%18.99%$34.20 1.70%
Largest inflows
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1Fidelity Series Total Market Index Fund (FCFMX)$17,513.40 N/AN/A$17,541.80 0.00%
2Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund;Investor (VTSMX)$7,466.90 4.05%8.87%$814,085.60 0.14%
3Fidelity 500 Index Fund (FXAIX)$4,563.40 4.30%10.41%$198,287.00 0.02%
4American Funds American Balanced Fund;A (ABALX)$2,390.20 2.80%7.01%$146,670.00 0.57%
5Strategic Advisers Fidelity US Total Stock Fund (FCTDX)$1,992.00 3.60%6.12%$24,325.20 0.35%
6JPMorgan Equity Income Fund;I (HLIEX)$1,737.60 4.25%11.45%$23,652.30 0.75%
7Fidelity Series Commodity Strategy Fund (FCSSX)$1,471.50 -1.26%-6.95%$5,983.20 0.05%
8MFS International Diversification Fund;I (MDIJX)$1,349.00 4.06%4.22%$18,012.60 0.87%
9Vanguard 500 Index Fund;Investor (VFINX)$1,235.40 4.27%10.27%$207,512.70 0.14%
10Fidelity Small Cap Index Fund (FSSNX)$1,230.60 2.13%-3.21%$9,398.60 0.03%
11AQR Large Cap Defensive Style Fund;I (AUEIX)$1,196.50 4.97%14.70%$4,368.00 0.39%
12Fidelity Total Market Index Fund (FSKAX)$1,173.30 4.08%8.89%$48,078.60 0.02%
13American Funds 2030 Target Date Retirement Fd;A (AAETX)$1,127.50 3.00%5.85%$23,103.40 0.72%
14Fidelity International Index Fund (FSPSX)$1,070.70 3.70%1.21%$27,594.80 0.05%
15T Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund (TRBCX)$1,059.70 4.04%10.34%$63,955.10 0.70%
16American Funds 2025 Target Date Retirement Fd;A (AADTX)$1,017.10 2.91%6.00%$21,253.00 0.70%
17MFS Emerging Markets Equity Fund;A (MEMAX)$995.00 0.54%-0.22%$3,000.70 1.31%
18Fidelity Mid Cap Index Fund (FSMDX)$960.80 4.14%7.88%$10,321.10 0.03%
19American Funds 2035 Target Date Retirement Fd;A (AAFTX)$954.60 3.11%5.73%$18,434.10 0.72%
20Fidelity Contrafund K6 Fund (FLCNX)$936.90 5.50%8.14%$8,752.60 0.45%
21WCM Focused International Growth Fund;Inst (WCMIX)$827.10 9.92%11.99%$8,739.90 1.06%
22American Funds 2040 Target Date Retirement Fd;R4 (RDGTX)$823.60 3.11%5.70%$16,067.40 0.75%
23Columbia Dividend Income Fund;I (GSFTX)$811.20 4.12%12.92%$14,745.70 0.71%
24Fidelity Series Global ex US Index Fund (FSGEX)$782.70 3.03%1.37%$7,900.40 0.06%
25Vanguard Target Retirement 2030 Fund;Investor (VTHRX)$742.60 3.41%6.42%$38,403.30 0.14%
Largest outflows
Name/ticker3-month return1-year return3-year annualized returnPortfolio net assets ($M)Expense ratio*
1Vanguard Institutional Index Fund;Institutional (VINIX)-$5,274.504.30%10.39%$228,884.50 0.04%
2Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX)-$3,889.505.44%7.92%$121,774.00 0.82%
3Dodge & Cox International Stock Fund (DODFX)-$2,598.402.81%-0.31%$49,883.30 0.63%
4Invesco Oppenheimer International Growth Fund;A (OIGAX)-$2,578.405.94%-2.13%$17,750.40 1.10%
5Oakmark International Fund;Investor (OAKIX)-$2,412.903.36%-6.53%$33,013.40 0.96%
6BlackRock Global Allocation Fund;Institutional (MALOX)-$1,924.102.89%4.06%$26,927.90 0.81%
7Vanguard Wellington Fund;Investor (VWELX)-$1,811.303.89%10.31%$105,380.70 0.25%
8American Funds Growth Fund of America;A (AGTHX)-$1,611.803.47%4.87%$193,392.20 0.62%
9Janus Henderson Balanced Fund;T (JABAX)-$1,441.803.90%9.96%$14,972.50 0.82%
10Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund (FLPSX)-$1,381.601.42%-0.93%$30,090.30 0.62%
11Vanguard Health Care Fund;Investor (VGHCX)-$1,303.20-0.98%7.30%$44,747.70 0.34%
12Vanguard PRIMECAP Fund;Investor (VPMCX)-$1,076.702.17%6.11%$64,289.30 0.38%
13American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund;A (AEPGX)-$1,075.203.80%1.57%$161,660.60 0.83%
14T Rowe Price Growth Stock Fund (PRGFX)-$1,074.103.79%8.31%$55,453.60 0.66%
15Fidelity Freedom 2020 Fund (FFFDX)-$1,057.202.96%5.10%$27,513.60 0.60%
16MFS International Intrinsic Value Fund;A (MGIAX)-$1,052.104.27%6.59%$28,592.70 0.98%
17Lazard Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio;Inst (LZEMX)-$1,036.002.66%2.57%$8,366.30 1.07%
18Invesco Diversified Dividend Fund;A (LCEAX)-$1,000.003.29%8.68%$19,193.80 0.81%
19Oakmark Fund;Investor (OAKMX)-$997.403.22%0.39%$17,773.30 0.85%
20T Rowe Price Retirement 2020 Fund (TRRBX)-$987.003.39%6.66%$18,452.60 0.61%
21Vanguard Windsor II Fund;Investor (VWNFX)-$983.803.85%7.07%$46,295.90 0.33%
22First Eagle Global Fund;A (SGENX)-$967.103.63%5.56%$50,426.70 1.11%
23ClearBridge Aggressive Growth Fund;A (SHRAX)-$946.901.80%-1.96%$7,898.40 1.12%
24Franklin Mutual Global Discovery Fund;Z (MDISX)-$895.903.45%4.14%$15,763.00 0.98%
25JPMorgan US Large Cap Core Plus Fund;I (JLPSX)-$855.804.06%7.11%$6,421.30 1.70%
Notes: As of June 30, 2019. Primary share only, excludes ETFs, and excludes leveraged funds and dedicated short bias funds. *Most recently reported net prospectus expense ratio. **Portfolio estimated net flows. N/A = not available.
Source: Lipper Data from Refinitiv


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