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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, 2016

Sector Funds - 1 year

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
U.S. Global Investors World Precious MineralsUNWPX127.54%7.85%-11.11%-2.57%1.64%100.05%r1.81%
EuroPac Gold AEPGFX90.661.33104.50s1.5
U.S. Global Investors Gold and Precious Metals USERX88.425.04-10.11-0.94-0.6100.05r2.05
Rydex Series Trust Precious Metals InvestorRYPMX86.41-2.3-14.44-3.59-0.7910none1.25
Gabelli Gold AAAGOLDX85.714.72-10.761.023.98102.00r1.62
American Century Global Gold InvBGEIX82.82-0.85-14.32-1.971.75101.00r0.68
Oppenheimer Gold & Special Minerals AOPGSX80.89-0.44-15.85-0.085.45105.751.17
OCM Gold InvestorOCMGX80.761.97-12.260.684.58104.50s2.59
Van Eck International Investors Gold AINIVX77.80.12-13.871.223.93105.751.43
Fidelity Select Gold PortfolioFSAGX73.430.6-14.35-0.772.68100.75r0.93
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, 2016

Sector Funds - 3 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Select Electronics PortfolioFSELX31.97%24.83%20.08%10.19%10.57%100.75%r0.74%
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX23.324.4721.6715.2610none0.91
Fidelity Advisor Electronics AFELAX31.9824.4119.529.57105.75s1.27
Fidelity Select Medical Equipment and Systems Portfolio FSMEX22.9523.720.1313.6180.75r0.75
Columbia Seligman Global Technology ASHGTX20.5919.5416.1510.849.695.751.42
Rydex Series Trust Electronics InvestorRYSIX26.9919.1613.774.2310none1.34
Columbia Seligman Communications & Information ASLMCX19.6719.115.811.1910.5795.751.35
Columbia Technology A+CTCAX17.5218.817.119.7895.751.4
Cohen & Steers Real Estate Securities ACSEIX26.2418.614.747.2694.501.23
USAA Science & TechnologyUSSCX10.1518.0218.5210.458none1.18
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, 2016

Sector Funds - 5 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX-20.86%11.56%25.08%14.78%12.52%100.75%r0.73%
Fidelity Advisor Biotechnology AFBTAX-22.3710.1924.0114.05105.75s1.04
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX-8.5616.8323.4115.5614.110none0.76
Franklin Templeton Biotechnology Discovery AFBDIX-19.7710.2922.8113.65105.750.98
Rydex Basic Biotechnology InvRYOIX-17.8211.0622.7714.0110none1.32
Janus Global Life Sciences TJAGLX-10.1317.1122.3712.5910none0.95
Fidelity Select Health CareFSPHX-3.7917.8821.9312.9812.03100.75r0.72
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX23.324.4721.6715.2610none0.91
Fidelity Advisor Health Care AFACDX-3.6517.621.312.43105.75s1.04
Prudential Jennison Health Sciences A**PHLAX-20.4311.9620.5213.73105.501.13
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, 2016

Sector Funds - 10 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX-8.56%16.83%23.41%15.56%14.1%10none%0.76%
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX23.324.4721.6715.2610none0.91
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX-20.8611.5625.0814.7812.52100.75r0.73
Fidelity Select Retailing PortfolioFSRPX10.9117.2420.0314.2111.9980.75r0.8
Fidelity Select Software and Computer Services PortfolioFSCSX21.5417.1919.6914.1313.8190.75r0.76
Fidelity Advisor Biotechnology AFBTAX-22.3710.1924.0114.05105.75s1.04
Rydex Basic Biotechnology InvRYOIX-17.8211.0622.7714.0110none1.32
Prudential Jennison Health Sciences A**PHLAX-20.4311.9620.5213.73105.501.13
Fidelity Select IT Services PortfolioFBSOX6.3514.3818.7713.7190.75r0.8
Franklin Templeton Biotechnology Discovery AFBDIX-19.7710.2922.8113.65105.750.98
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, 2016

Sector Funds - 20 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Media & TelecommunicationsPRMTX15.69%14.1%16.25%13.58%14.51%9none%0.79%
Vanguard Health Care InvVGHCX-1.5117.0518.5711.0214.117none0.36
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX-8.5616.8323.4115.5614.110none0.76
CGM RealtyCGMRX-2.169.387.276.7613.9410none0.92
Fidelity Select Software and Computer Services PortfolioFSCSX21.5417.1919.6914.1313.8190.75r0.76
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX-20.8611.5625.0814.7812.52100.75r0.73
Fidelity Select Health CareFSPHX-3.7917.8821.9312.9812.03100.75r0.72
Fidelity Select Retailing PortfolioFSRPX10.9117.2420.0314.2111.9980.75r0.8
Nationwide Ziegler NYSE Arca Tech 100 Index ANWJCX10.0512.3715.0110.0111.9565.750.79
Nuveen Real Estate Securities AFREAX23.8215.58137.311.7995.751.3
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.