3 Technology Mutual Funds For Scintillating Returns

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Risk lovers seeking healthy returns over a fairly long investment horizon may opt for technology mutual funds. It is believed that the technology sector is poised for a brighter earnings performance than others owing to innovation and greater demand. Improving industry fundamentals and emerging technologies — such as wearables, VR headsets, drones, virtual reality devices, and AI — are the key catalysts for the sector.

Meanwhile, most mutual funds investing in securities from these sectors prefer a growth-oriented approach that includes focusing on companies with strong fundamentals and a relatively higher investment prospect. Moreover, technology now has broader coverage than just hardware and software companies. Social media and Internet companies are also part of the technology landscape today.

Below we share with you three top-ranked technology mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. 

BlackRock Technology Opportunities Fund Investor A Shares (BGSAX - Free Report) aims for long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests the majority of its assets in equity securities issued by domestic as well as foreign technology companies across all market capitalization ranges. Such companies are selected primarily for their rapid and sustainable growth potential from the development, advancement, and use of technology. BGSAX has three-year annualized returns of 37.1%.

As of the end of January 2020, BGSAX held 143 issues with 3.7% of its assets invested in Apple Inc.

Fidelity Select Technology Portfolio (FSPTX - Free Report) fund aims for capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in equity securities, especially common stocks of companies that are engaged in offering, using, or developing products, processes, or services that will provide or will benefit significantly from technological advances and improvements. FSPTX has three-year annualized returns of 31.1%.

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