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Top-Performing Mutual Funds by Category

Sector Funds

In the tables below, see the ten top-performing for the past 1-, 3-, 5-, 10- and 20-year periods. Click on any fund's symbol for a daily market snapshot of the fund.

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Data through August 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 1 year

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Alger Health Sciences AAHSAX44.63%11.84%17.55%10.83%—%105.25%1.41%
Fidelity Select Technology PortfolioFSPTX40.9718.9419.1312.279.7310none0.76
Fidelity Advisor Technology AFADTX40.3918.6118.7311.918.15105.751.07
Putnam Global Technology APGTAX39.719.9118.4695.751.28
Leland Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Index ALDVAX38.2685.75s1.75
Firsthand Technology OpportunitiesTEFQX37.813.8917.0312.1310none1.85
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio Inv ABGSAX37.111920.1210.9195.251.55
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX36.6721.9925.4916.410none0.9
Victory RS Science and Technology ARSIFX36.2219.4418.5211.099.14105.751.51
Berkshire FocusBFOCX36.1113.5314.6812.776.08102.00r2.01
r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. — Fund has not existed for the specified time. s Front-end sales charge; redemption fee may apply. Source: Morningstar, Inc.

Data through August 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 3 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX36.67%21.99%25.49%16.4%—%10none%0.9%
Putnam Global Technology APGTAX39.719.9118.4695.751.28
Columbia Seligman Global Technology ASHGTX32.1119.6120.2111.478.79105.751.4
Fidelity Select Semiconductors PortfolioFSELX27.6419.524.1711.158.48100.75r0.75
Victory RS Science and Technology ARSIFX36.2219.4418.5211.099.14105.751.51
Fidelity Advisor Semiconductors AFELAX27.0219.3123.6110.43105.75s1.28
RMB Mendon Financial Services ARMBKX25.9819.119.9810.04105.00s1.42
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio Inv ABGSAX37.111920.1210.9195.251.55
Fidelity Select Technology PortfolioFSPTX40.9718.9419.1312.279.7310none0.76
Columbia Technology A+CTCAX35.4118.9322.9810.795.751.36
r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. — Fund has not existed for the specified time. s Front-end sales charge; redemption fee may apply. Source: Morningstar, Inc.

Data through August 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 5 years

FUND NAME SYMBOL 1-YR
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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX36.67%21.99%25.49%16.4%—%10none%0.9%
Fidelity Select Semiconductors PortfolioFSELX27.6419.524.1711.158.48100.75r0.75
Fidelity Advisor Semiconductors AFELAX27.0219.3123.6110.43105.75s1.28
Columbia Technology A+CTCAX35.4118.9322.9810.795.751.36
Fidelity Select Medical Equipment and Systems Portfolio FSMEX13.818.0322.1613.529none0.76
Fidelity Select Air Transportation PortfolioFSAIX29.7611.5321.1610.0511.9290.75r0.84
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX24.998.4121.1616.3112.9910none0.74
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX19.8311.5920.815.8213.8810none0.77
Janus Global Life Sciences TJAGLX13.938.6220.7613.210none0.93
Fidelity Select Health CareFSPHX14.268.6120.6413.4911.2310none0.73
r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. — Fund has not existed for the specified time. s Front-end sales charge; redemption fee may apply. Source: Morningstar, Inc.

Data through August 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 10 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX36.67%21.99%25.49%16.4%—%10none%0.9%
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX24.998.4121.1616.3112.9910none0.74
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX19.8311.5920.815.8213.8810none0.77
Rydex Basic Biotechnology InvRYOIX22.687.0118.6815.6810none1.37
Fidelity Advisor Biotechnology AFBTAX24.136.9519.8915.53105.751.04
Prudential Jennison Health Sciences A**PHLAX27.649.9819.2915.04105.501.17
Fidelity Select Software & IT ServicesFSCSX25.9217.4920.3114.6413.139none0.75
Franklin Templeton Biotechnology Discovery AFBDIX23.635.9119.3214.59105.751.02
Fidelity Select IT ServicesFBSOX23.2516.6919.5914.268none0.79
BlackRock Health Sciences Opportunities Port Inv ASHSAX15.2611.4319.6613.5495.251.18
r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. — Fund has not existed for the specified time. s Front-end sales charge; redemption fee may apply. Source: Morningstar, Inc.

Data through August 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 20 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Media & TelecommunicationsPRMTX27.93%15.15%18.36%12.79%15.26%8none%0.79%
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX19.8311.5920.815.8213.8810none0.77
Ivy Science & Technology AWSTAX29.857.1615.511.0913.26105.751.3
Fidelity Select Software & IT ServicesFSCSX25.9217.4920.3114.6413.139none0.75
CGM RealtyCGMRX24.428.669.416.8913.1210none0.99
Vanguard Health Care InvVGHCX11.629.2918.1711.6113.118none0.37
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX24.998.4121.1616.3112.9910none0.74
Waddell & Reed Advisor Science & Technology AUNSCX28.76.5715.5410.5212.84105.751.27
AllianzGI Technology ARAGTX33.2214.1918.5310.7912.3595.501.51
Fidelity Select Air Transportation PortfolioFSAIX29.7611.5321.1610.0511.9290.75r0.84
r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. — Fund has not existed for the specified time. s Front-end sales charge; redemption fee may apply. Source: Morningstar, Inc.