Four Best-Rated Pacific Mutual Funds To Buy Now

Investors interested in gaining exposure to the well-diversified and economically vibrant Pacific Basin may consider mutual funds that primarily allocate most of their assets in countries within this region. Mutual funds' investing in Pacific Basin is expected to provide a blend of growth opportunities and low investment risk courtesy of high diversification in developed and developing markets.

Meanwhile, intensified economic stimulus in countries like China and Japan has helped in increasing investment opportunities in this region. Prominent centers of production and fast-growing potential markets in this part of the world also make it an exciting investment destination.

Below we share with you 4 top-rated Pacific Mutual Funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all Pacific Mutual Funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of Pacific Mutual Funds .

Matthews Korea Investor (MAKOX - MF report) seeks capital growth over the long term. MAKOX invests a large chunk of its assets in common and preferred stocks of South Korean companies. MAKOX focuses on mid- to large-cap firms, but is not restricted to them. The Matthews Korea Investor fund is non diversified and has a year-to-date return of 13.5%.

As of June 2015, MAKOX held 53 issues with 4.78% of its assets invested in BGF Retail Co., Ltd.

Fidelity Pacific Basin (FPBFX - MF report) invests the major portion of its assets in securities of issuers located in or economically tied to the Pacific Basin. FPBFX primarily focuses on acquiring common stocks of companies located across a wide range of Pacific Basin countries. Factors such as financial strength and economic conditions are considered before investing in a company. The Fidelity Pacific Basin fund has a year-to-date return of 2.7%.

John Dance is the fund manager of FPBFX since 2013.

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