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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 December 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 1 year

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Firsthand Technology OpportunitiesTEFQX55.45%19.78%19.87%12.81%—%10none%1.85%
Leland Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Index ALDVAX51.2519.95105.75s1.75
Fidelity Select Technology PortfolioFSPTX49.8621.6821.3112.6211.1210none0.76
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio Inv ABGSAX49.7321.5523.1111.5495.251.49
Fidelity Advisor Technology AFADTX49.3621.3520.9312.359.52105.751.07
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX47.0423.8226.9216.9410none0.9
AllianzGI Technology ARAGTX46.717.2621.0710.6212.74105.501.51
Putnam Global Technology APGTAX46.6922.1520.78105.751.28
Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences NETNHX45.5811.9224.01101.00r1.54
Victory RS Science and Technology ARSIFX44.7420.3721.7311.5610.77105.751.51
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 December 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 3 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX47.04%23.82%26.92%16.94%—%10none%0.9%
Fidelity Select Semiconductors PortfolioFSELX35.0622.2728.6213.7210.5210none0.75
Putnam Global Technology APGTAX46.6922.1520.78105.751.28
Fidelity Advisor Semiconductors AFELAX34.2422.0828.0612.99105.751.16
Fidelity Select Technology PortfolioFSPTX49.8621.6821.3112.6211.1210none0.76
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio Inv ABGSAX49.7321.5523.1111.5495.251.49
Fidelity Advisor Technology AFADTX49.3621.3520.9312.359.52105.751.07
Columbia Technology A+CTCAX42.9321.1124.8410.9395.751.32
RMB Mendon Financial Services ARMBKX11.9920.521.3811.66105.00s1.42
Victory RS Science and Technology ARSIFX44.7420.3721.7311.5610.77105.751.51
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 December 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 5 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Select Semiconductors PortfolioFSELX35.06%22.27%28.62%13.72%10.52%10none%0.75%
Fidelity Advisor Semiconductors AFELAX34.2422.0828.0612.99105.751.16
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX47.0423.8226.9216.9410none0.9
Columbia Technology A+CTCAX42.9321.1124.8410.9395.751.32
Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences NETNHX45.5811.9224.01101.00r1.54
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio Inv ABGSAX49.7321.5523.1111.5495.251.49
Rydex Electronics Fund InvRYSIX31.6218.8822.778.0410none1.38
Fidelity Select Software & IT ServicesFSCSX38.5319.0722.5213.9813.8310none0.75
T. Rowe Price Science & TechnologyPRSCX39.2219.1322.2912.247.110none0.83
Red Oak Technology SelectROGSX31.0918.222.1513.469none1.09
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 December 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 10 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Delaware Healthcare ADLHAX31.96%12.04%19.93%17.32%—%95.75%1.38%
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX47.0423.8226.9216.9410none0.9
Fidelity Select Retailing PortfolioFSRPX25.8215.8820.216.511.347none0.78
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX27.873.519.9215.9212.3710none0.74
Rydex Basic Biotechnology InvRYOIX29.734.3518.5915.4810none1.37
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX27.959.0320.9515.313.8310none0.77
Fidelity Advisor Biotechnology AFBTAX25.82.2118.5915.11105.751.04
Fidelity Select IT ServicesFBSOX34.2516.921.0514.948none0.79
Franklin Templeton Biotechnology Discovery AFBDIX18.81.2618.5814.4412.16105.751.02
Prudential Jennison Health Sciences A**PHLAX31.015.5119.9214.36105.501.17
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 December 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 20 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Media & TelecommunicationsPRMTX32.99%16.99%18.61%12.66%14.74%9none%0.79%
Fidelity Select Software & IT ServicesFSCSX38.5319.0722.5213.9813.8310none0.75
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX27.959.0320.9515.313.8310none0.77
Ivy Science & Technology AWSTAX32.829.3515.710.8813.45105.751.3
CGM RealtyCGMRX32.8510.0412.276.3113.1710none0.99
Waddell & Reed Advisor Science & Technology AUNSCX32.02915.8210.3112.89105.751.25
Vanguard Health Care InvVGHCX19.617.0417.6811.7312.858none0.37
AllianzGI Technology ARAGTX46.717.2621.0710.6212.74105.501.51
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX27.873.519.9215.9212.3710none0.74
Fidelity Select Defense and Aerospace PortfolioFSDAX34.2117.9120.110.7412.229none0.79
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.