4 Funds for Investing in Energy

Buying into energy through mutual funds may be safer and more convenient than purchasing individual stocks.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated since its original publication in the June issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

When it comes to sector funds, keep in mind that a fund's results are, for the most part, hostage to the performance of its sector. That said, many investors may find owning an energy fund safer and more convenient than buying individual stocks. We describe our favorites below.

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Bob Frick
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance