Mutual Fund Rankings, 2015

Mutual funds loaded with health care stocks rise to the top of our annual rankings.

If a bull market must continually climb a wall of worry, then the current bull, which started more than six years ago, should be on the brink of exhaustion. Consider a few of the concerns that this bull has had to contend with lately: expectations that the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates for the first time since 2006; diminished corporate earnings because of sluggish economic growth, a strong dollar and the collapse of oil prices; and, in addition to the usual anxieties about geopolitical turmoil, the expanding threat of militant Islam and the unknown ramifications of a possible Greek exit from the eurozone. Phew!

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Manuel Schiffres
Executive Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance