The Top Funds Over Five Years: 2001-2005 Survival of the Fittest

    by John Markese

    The Top Funds Over Five Years: 2001 2005 Survival Of The Fittest Splash image

    The last five years provided the ultimate financial stress test for mutual funds and investors—two bear years followed by three bull years.

    Some funds flunked the test, and a few proved to be in top shape. For investors, the last five years on the market treadmill raised everyone’s pulse.

    It can be illuminating for future investment decisions to analyze the best results for the funds over the last five years to see why they fared so well.

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