The Fund Scorecard
Welcome to MONEY's annual report on the market's most important funds. The 725 stock funds have assets that top the $4.8 trillion mark and hold nearly 85% of the money invested in stock funds. The 275 bond funds carry assets of nearly $955 billion, more than 65% of all bond fund dollars. To see how your funds fared, read on.

(MONEY Magazine) – TOP PERFORMERS STOCK FUNDS

→2006

→THREE YEARS

→FIVE YEARS

NOTES: Returns are through Dec. 28. Averages are for funds in Lipper's database. ¹Annualized. SOURCE: Lipper, New York; 877-955-4773.

STOCK FUND PEER-GROUP ABBREVIATIONS

MUTUAL FUNDS

TOP PERFORMERS BOND FUNDS

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→THREE YEARS

→FIVE YEARS

NOTES: Returns are through Dec. 28. Averages are for funds in Lipper's database. ¹Annualized. SOURCE: Lipper, New York; 877-955-4773.

BOND FUND PEER-GROUP ABBREVIATIONS

STOCK FUNDS

Below are the latest returns for 725 of the most important stock funds, including how they have performed against their peers (see page 78 for peer-group abbreviations). Each is available for a minimum investment of $25,000 or less, has assets of at least $1.1 billion as of Nov. 30 (with the exception of MONEY 70 funds) and has been operating since at least Jan. 1, 2006.

• INDEX BEATERS Boldface returns mean the fund topped the market for that period. We measured small-caps against the Russell 2000, and other domestic funds against the S&P 500. For international funds, we used the MSCI EAFE index or the MSCI emerging markets index.

• EXPENSES The percentage of fund assets that go toward annual operating expenses, including management fees, 12b-1 fees and other asset-based costs.

HOW TO TELL WHERE A FUND RANKED The circles indicate the quartile in which the fund finished among competitors with similar investment styles.

BLACK CIRCLE TOP QUARTILE

SEMI SHADED BLACK CIRCLE (SHADED FROM TOP TO MIDDLE) SECOND QUARTILE

SEMI SHADED BLACK CIRCLE (SHADED FROM MIDDLE TO BOTTOM) THIRD QUARTILE

WHITE CIRCLE BOTTOM QUARTILE

AIG SUNAMERICA TO AMERICAN CENTURY

AMERICAN CENTURY TO COLUMBIA

COLUMBIA TO FIDELITY

FIDELITY TO FIRST AMERICAN

FIRST AMERICAN TO IVY

IVY TO MARISCO

MARISCO TO PRINCIPAL

PUTNAM TO T. ROWE PRICE

T. ROWE PRICE TO VANGUARD

VANUGAURD TO WM

NOTES: Peer-group abbreviations on page 78. Boldface figures indicate fund beat benchmark index. ¹Through Dec. 28. ²Closed to new investors. ³Maximum deferred sales charge. Closed to new investors, other classes open. A dash indicates not available or not applicable. PEER-GROUP RANK: [TOP QUARTILE] = fund finished in top quartile of peer group; [SECOND QUARTILE] = second quartile; [THIRD QUARTILE] = third quartile; [BOTTOM QUARTILE] = bottom quartile. SOURCE: Lipper, New York; 877-955-4773.

BOND FUNDS

Below are the latest results for 275 of the most important bond funds, including how the funds have performed against their peers (see page 79 for peer-group abbreviations). Each fund is available for a minimum investment of $25,000 or less, has assets of at least $780 million (as of Nov. 30) and has been operating since at least Jan. 1, 2006.

• YIELD The average over the past 12 months

• EXPENSES The percentage of fund assets that go toward annual operating expenses, including management fees, 12b-1 fees and other asset-based costs

HOW TO TELL WHERE A FUND RANKED

The circles indicate the quartile in which the fund finished among competitors with similar investment styles.

BLACK CIRCLE TOP QUARTILE

SEMI SHADED BLACK CIRCLE (SHADED FROM TOP TO MIDDLE) SECOND QUARTILE

SEMI SHADED BLACK CIRCLE (SHADED FROM MIDDLE TO BOTTOM) THIRD QUARTILE

WHITE CIRCLE BOTTOM QUARTILE

AIM TO DWS SCUDDER

NOTES: Peer-group abbreviations on page 79. Boldface figures indicate fund beat benchmark index. ¹Through Dec. 28. ²Closed to new investors. ³Maximum deferred sales charge. Closed to new investors, other classes open. A dash indicates not available or not applicable. PEER-GROUP RANK: [TOP QUARTILE] = fund finished in top quartile of peer group; [SECOND QUARTILE] = second quartile; [THIRD QUARTILE] = third quartile; [BOTTOM QUARTILE] = bottom quartile. SOURCE: Lipper, New York; 877-955-4773.

DWS SCUDDER TO ISHARES

ISHARES TO PIMCO

PIONEER TO WELLS FARGO ADVANTAGE

NOTES: Peer-group abbreviations on page 79. Boldface figures indicate fund beat benchmark index. ¹Through Dec. 28. ²Closed to new investors. ³Maximum deferred sales charge. Closed to new investors, other classes open. A dash indicates not available or not applicable. PEER-GROUP RANK: [TOP QUARTILE] = fund finished in top quartile of peer group; [SECOND QUARTILE] = second quartile; [THIRD QUARTILE] = third quartile; [BOTTOM QUARTILE] = bottom quartile. SOURCE: Lipper.

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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.