Where the Money Was Made the Last 5 Years

Through April of this year the S&P 500 had returned 12.9% on a trailing 12-month basis. The index had a 14.3% annualized total return over the previous five years.

Value Line counts 20 broad equity-based mutual fund categories. Amazingly, only three of those managed to outperform the broad index in the latest year. The runaway winner was health care, at almost 31%. Pacific equity funds were second at 18.6%, with technology funds also outpacing the market, at 17.1%, during the most recent 12 months....404 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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