The best-performing mutual funds of 2011 invested in large-cap, dividend-paying stocks—putting utility, real estate investment trust, healthcare and consumer staple funds at the top of the heap.
1.) Utility Funds—9.7%
2.) Real Estate Funds—6.9%
3.) Healthcare Funds—6.6%
4.) Consumer Staples Funds—4.5%
“People are looking to dividends for income because they can’t get it from the other sources they normally rely on,”
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