5 Best Health Care Mutual Funds for the Long Run

These five health care mutual funds offer up a one-two punch of both defensive properties and an ability to run with the bulls.

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It's difficult to get the best of both worlds in mutual funds. Some products might be great for opportunistically chasing growth but just as quickly peel back when investors go risk-off, for instance. Others might hold up well in pullbacks but fail to participate in broad-market rips.

Health care funds, however, can exhibit defensive characteristics and deliver market-beating performance over long bull stretches.


Data is as of Oct. 6. Yields represent the trailing 12-month yield, which is a standard measure for equity funds.

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Kent Thune
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Kent Thune, CFP, is a financial professional that helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals through a variety of delivery methods, including investment advice, financial planning and writing.