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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 October 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 1 year

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Alger Health Sciences AAHSAX57.15%11.17%17.81%10.35%—%105.25%1.41%
Fidelity Select Technology PortfolioFSPTX49.522.2622.0711.3810.7910none0.76
Fidelity Advisor Technology AFADTX48.821.8721.6311.059.19105.751.07
Leland Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Index ALDVAX48.0521.31105.75s1.75
Berkshire FocusBFOCX47.6717.1419.0911.036.84102.00r2.01
Firsthand Technology OpportunitiesTEFQX47.4818.7619.4711.2710none1.85
Victory RS Science and Technology ARSIFX47.121.4421.479.8810.14105.751.51
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio Inv ABGSAX46.4622.2523.8410.8595.251.55
AllianzGI Technology ARAGTX45.9618.3822.0510.1712.83105.501.51
Putnam Global Technology APGTAX45.3223.0621.29105.751.28
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 October 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 3 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Select Semiconductors PortfolioFSELX41.04%24.81%29.89%12.42%9.83%100.75%r0.75%
Fidelity Advisor Semiconductors AFELAX40.2624.5129.3211.76105.75s1.16
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX41.623.5328.1615.7810none0.9
Columbia Seligman Global Technology ASHGTX41.5323.323.5911.389.77105.751.4
Putnam Global Technology APGTAX45.3223.0621.29105.751.28
Columbia Seligman Communications & Information ASLMCX41.722.5922.9911.8310.22105.751.29
Rydex Electronics Fund InvRYSIX44.7722.4524.57.2210none1.38
Columbia Technology A+CTCAX44.4522.2825.9710.1195.751.36
Fidelity Select Technology PortfolioFSPTX49.522.2622.0711.3810.7910none0.76
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio Inv ABGSAX46.4622.2523.8410.8595.251.55
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 October 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 5 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Fidelity Select Semiconductors PortfolioFSELX41.04%24.81%29.89%12.42%9.83%100.75%r0.75%
Fidelity Advisor Semiconductors AFELAX40.2624.5129.3211.76105.75s1.16
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX41.623.5328.1615.7810none0.9
Columbia Technology A+CTCAX44.4522.2825.9710.1195.751.36
Rydex Electronics Fund InvRYSIX44.7722.4524.57.2210none1.38
BlackRock Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio Inv ABGSAX46.4622.2523.8410.8595.251.55
Columbia Seligman Global Technology ASHGTX41.5323.323.5911.389.77105.751.4
Red Oak Technology SelectROGSX35.7619.3523.1912.249none1.09
Columbia Seligman Communications & Information ASLMCX41.722.5922.9911.8310.22105.751.29
T. Rowe Price Science & TechnologyPRSCX31.4717.6622.9610.766.6710none0.83
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 October 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 10 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
Delaware Healthcare ADLHAX32.16%10.78%20.82%16.98%—%95.75%1.38%
T. Rowe Price Global TechPRGTX41.623.5328.1615.7810none0.9
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX28.959.7421.1814.9613.8110none0.77
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX30.684.6120.3114.6612.2710none0.74
Fidelity Select Retailing PortfolioFSRPX17.6615.4518.6514.4411.156none0.78
Rydex Basic Biotechnology InvRYOIX31.424.4119.0614.3210none1.37
Fidelity Select IT ServicesFBSOX33.3517.4920.8414.138none0.79
Fidelity Advisor Biotechnology AFBTAX28.282.9918.9113.83105.751.04
Prudential Jennison Health Sciences A**PHLAX29.85.6518.6513.5105.501.17
Fidelity Select Software & IT ServicesFSCSX32.4719.5522.6713.2613.6410none0.75
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 October 31, 2017

Sector Funds - 20 years

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VOL RANK MAX. SALES CHARGE EXPENSE RATIO
T. Rowe Price Media & TelecommunicationsPRMTX28.42%15.84%18.32%11.76%15.09%9none%0.79%
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences**PRHSX28.959.7421.1814.9613.8110none0.77
Ivy Science & Technology AWSTAX43.5210.4217.2310.613.65105.751.3
Fidelity Select Software & IT ServicesFSCSX32.4719.5522.6713.2613.6410none0.75
Waddell & Reed Advisor Science & Technology AUNSCX41.899.9417.3110.0113.17105.751.25
Vanguard Health Care InvVGHCX19.097.217.2911.2112.878none0.37
AllianzGI Technology ARAGTX45.9618.3822.0510.1712.83105.501.51
CGM RealtyCGMRX30.018.410.834.7112.810none0.99
Fidelity Select BiotechnologyFBIOX30.684.6120.3114.6612.2710none0.74
Fidelity Select Defense and Aerospace PortfolioFSDAX38.7917.6720.339.6511.819none0.79
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.