Mutual Fund Rankings, 2017

Despite a host of concerns, stocks shine, with small caps leading the way.

Brexit. Punk earnings. Rising interest rates. A stunning election outcome. Investors have had plenty of reasons to dump stocks over the past year, but the bull market, which celebrates its eighth birthday on March 9, is hanging tough. And although share prices are elevated and political risk is higher than normal, nothing on the horizon suggests the party is about to end.

Tool: Mutual Fund Finder

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Manuel Schiffres
Executive Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance