5 Best Performing Funds of 2016

Emerging markets and commodities funds top the 2016 best performing charts. Have investors backed the right funds?

Karen Kwok 6 January, 2017 | 4:36PM

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Emerging markets and commodity funds were among the top five best performing last year, data from Morningstar Direct showed. 2016 was a turnaround year for both sectors – in they were the worst performing funds and sectors. What caused the change in fortune? The rally in commodity prices was a significant tailwind, as was the greater economic and political stability in China.

The Bronze Rated JP Morgan Natural Resources fund and the Gold Rated BlackRock Gold and General fund took first and second place among the best performing top-rated funds in 2016, gaining 80.8% and 78.7%. In third place was the Neptune Russia & Greater Russia fund, which gained 71.3% and is Bronze Rated.  

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Aberdeen Latin American Equity A Acc68.00 GBP3.04
BlackRock Gold and General A Acc1,009.72 GBP1.12
JPM Natural Resources A Net Acc4.68 GBP1.34
Neptune Russia & Greater Russ A Acc GBP3.70 GBP1.11

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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