The top 10 performing mutual funds as of 2014 are Catalyst Dynamic, PNC, Bridgeway, Glenmede, Buffalo, American Century, Catalyst/Lyons, Columbia, Double Line and TCW, says Kiplinger. These mutual funds are located in the large-company stock funds one year category.Continue Reading
The top performing mutual funds depend on the category in which they are placed, says Kiplinger. This category is then broken up into five subcategories arranged by time increments: one year, three years, five years, 10 years and 20 years. Some of the top-performing mutual funds appear in more than one category such as Catalyst Dynamic Alpha A in both the one and three year subcategories.
Diversified emerging-market funds is another category, according to Kiplinger. William Blair Emerging Markets have several mutual funds in the one, three and five year categories such as the Small Capt Growth N and the Leaders N funds. Wells Fargo Advantage Emerging Markets Equity A fund is at the top of the 20-year subcategory and in the top four of the 10-year subcategory. In fact Wells Fargo has some of the top-performing mutual funds in several categories such as hybrid stock funds, large-company stock funds, small-company stock funds, target date funds and diversified emerging-market funds. Other mutual fund categories include alternative funds, global stock funds, international diversified large-company loans, midsize-company stock funds, and regional and single-country funds.Learn more about Investing