The Best of the Best Mutual Funds
Deciding which mutual funds make the best investments is especially hard because there are thousands to pick from. Some are load and some are no-load. Some do well over a year, but poorly over five years. Some do well in up markets and some do better when markets are falling.
24/7 Wall St. looked at the "Best Funds" lists of the publications that have for years devoted a tremendous amount of their editorial effort to evaluating mutual funds. We conducted a "meta-data" study to find out which funds were on more than one list. The number was very small.