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3 Top-Ranked Mutual Funds for Your Retirement - December 24, 2019

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The funds in our "Magnificent Retirement Mutual Funds" list are some of the top-performing, best managed funds available. If you're already invested in them, congratulations! If you're not, don't worry - it's never too late to start getting the advantages of these outstanding funds for your retirement.

The easiest way to judge a mutual fund's quality over time is by analyzing its performance, diversification, and fees. Using our Zacks Rank of over 19,000 mutual funds, we've identified three outstanding mutual funds that are ideally suited to help long-term investors pursue and achieve their retirement investing goals.

Here are the funds that have achieved the #1 (Strong Buy) Zacks Rank and have low fees.

MassMutual Premier Disciplined Growth R5 (MPGSX) has a 0.64% expense ratio and 0.45% management fee. MPGSX is a Large Cap Growth option; these mutual funds purchase stakes in numerous large U.S. companies that are expected to develop and grow at a faster rate than other large-cap stocks. With yearly returns of 11.54% over the last five years, this fund clearly wins.

MFS Mid-Cap Growth Fund R2 (MCPRX): 1.34% expense ratio and 0.71% management fee. MCPRX is a Mid Cap Growth mutual fund. These funds aim to target companies with a market capitalization between $2 billion and $10 billion that are also expected to exhibit more extensive growth opportunities for investors than their peers. MCPRX, with annual returns of 13.26% over the last five years, is a well-diversified fund with a long track record of success.

T. Rowe Price Science & Technology Adviser (PASTX). Expense ratio: 1.06%. Management fee: 0.64%. Five year annual return: 15.53%. PASTX is part of the Sector - Tech mutual fund category that invests in technology and lets investors own a stake in a notoriously volatile sector, but with a much more diversified approach.

So, there you have it - if your advisor has you invested in any of our "Magnificent Retirement Mutual Funds," they are certainly earning their keep. If not, you may want to look elsewhere.

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