Best funds you couldn't get into - but now can

Dozens of mutual funds that were formerly closed to new investors have recently thrown open their doors. These three performed considerably better than their peers during the past 12 months.

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T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Growth
Ticker: RPMGX

Type: Midcap growth

1-year return: -33.2%
5-year return: 0.5%

Expense ratio: 0.82%

Why we like it: Veteran manager Brian Berghuis likes companies with rapidly growing earnings but without excessive risk. So he avoids stocks trading at premium prices--and he diversifies among about 130 of them.

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