If you're invested in any of the funds in our "Magnificent Retirement Mutual Funds" list, congratulations on owning some of the best managed and top-performing mutual funds. If you are lucky enough to discover our list of Top-Ranked Funds for the first time, it's never too late to start investing with the best, especially when it comes to your retirement.
How can you tell a good mutual fund from a bad one? It's pretty basic: if the fund is diversified, has low fees, and shows strong performance, it's a keeper. Of course, there's a wide range, but using our Zacks Rank, we've found three mutual funds that would be great additions to any long-term retirement investors' portfolios.
Here are the funds that have achieved the #1 (Strong Buy) Zacks Rank and have low fees.
If you are looking to diversify your portfolio, consider Commerce Growth Fund (CFGRX - Free Report) . CFGRX is a part of the Large Cap Growth mutual fund category, which invest in many large U.S. companies that are expected to grow much faster compared to other large-cap stocks. This fund is a winner, boasting an expense ratio of 0.7%, management fee of 0.4%, and a five-year annualized return track record of 15.49%.
Franklin Small-Mid Cap Growth A (FRSGX - Free Report) : 0.87% expense ratio and 0.46% management fee. FRSGX is a Small Cap Growth mutual fund and tends to feature small companies in up-and-coming industries and markets. With yearly returns of 10.1% over the last five years, FRSGX is an effectively diversified fund with a long reputation of solidly positive performance.
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities I (BGSIX - Free Report) is an attractive large-cap allocation. BGSIX is a Sector - Tech mutual fund, allowing investors to own a stake in a notoriously volatile sector with a much more diversified approach. BGSIX has an expense ratio of 0.92%, management fee of 0.8%, and annual returns of 26.4% over the past five years.
There you have it. If your financial advisor had you put your money into any of our "Magnificent Retirement Mutual Funds," then they've got you covered. If not, you may need to talk.
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