6 Biggest and Best US Funds

Want exposure to US equities? Morningstar fund analyst Fatima Khizou reveals the most popular US equity funds by size and those that are the best performing

Fatima Khizou 23 March, 2017 | 8:00AM

4 Most Popular US Equity Funds

The largest funds in the sector are dominated by managers with a great deal of experience who focus on companies with the potential for durable growth.

The MFS Meridian US Value fund has a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver and has been managed by Steven Gorham since 2002. Gorham is an experienced investor who benefits from the support of co-manager Nevin Chitkara, appointed to the role in 2006. The managers have a large pool of experienced analysts at their disposal to carry out an investment process that is focused on identifying high-quality firms which exhibit sustainable and superior returns on equity and free cash flow. The managers like companies with solid balance sheets and durable franchises.

They take a long-term view with their holdings and often hold them for a decade or more as evidenced by the low turnover rate. The strategy has an excellent long-term track record since Gorham took charge here. The managers’ focus on downside protection has enabled the fund to hold up better in down markets than most of its peers but this means that it will not participate as much in rallies.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Dodge & Cox Worldwide US Stock A EUR27.45 EUR-0.26
JPM US Value C (acc) USD26.98 USD-0.92
Legg Mason CB US Agrsv Gr A USD Acc193.77 USD0.41
MFS Meridian US Value W1 USD23.99 USD-0.21
Polen Capital Focus US Gr A Retail24.70 USD0.95
Robeco BP US Large Cap Equities I $221.10 USD0.27

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Fatima Khizou  is an Investment Research Analyst for Morningstar

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