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3 Great Mutual Fund Picks for Your Retirement - December 23, 2019

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Our "Magnificent Retirement Mutual Funds" list includes some of the best managed and best performing funds around. If you're already invested in these, congratulations! But if you're just now discovering them, don't worry. When it comes to your retirement, it's never too late to start investing in the best.

Great performance, diversification, and low fees: it's a pretty simple formula for a great mutual fund. Some are better than others, but utilizing our Zacks Rank, we have identified three mutual funds that would make great additions to long-term investors' portfolios.

Here are the funds that have achieved the #1 (Strong Buy) Zacks Rank and have low fees.

Cohen & Steers Realty Shares (CSRSX): 0.97% expense ratio and 0.79% management fee. Sector - Real Estate funds like CSRSX are known to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs). A popular income vehicle thanks to its taxation rules, a REIT is required to pay out at least 90% of its income annually to avoid double taxation. CSRSX has achieved five-year annual returns of an astounding 11.4%.

Fidelity Series Opportunistic Insights (FVWSX). Expense ratio: 0.03%. Management fee: 0%. FVWSX is a Large Cap Growth mutual fund, and these funds invest in many large U.S. firms that are projected to grow at a faster rate than their large-cap peers. This fund has managed to produce a robust 11.78% over the last five years.

Eagle Mid Cap Growth A (HAGAX - Free Report) is an attractive large-cap allocation. HAGAX is a Mid Cap Growth mutual fund. Mid Cap Growth funds pick stocks--usually companies with a market cap between $2 billion and $10 billion--that demonstrate extensive growth opportunities for investors compared to their peers. HAGAX has an expense ratio of 1.05%, management fee of 0.52%, and annual returns of 10.41% over the past five years.

So, there you have it - if your advisor has you invested in any of our "Magnificent Retirement Mutual Funds," they are certainly earning their keep. If not, you may want to look elsewhere.

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