Looking For Large-Cap Growth Mutual Funds? 3 Best Choices

Large-cap funds are ideal investment options for those seeking a high-return potential accompanied by lower risk than small-cap and mid-cap funds. These funds have exposure to large-cap stocks with a long-term performance history, assuring more stability than what mid or small caps offer.

Additionally, growth funds focus on realizing an appreciable amount of capital growth by investing in stocks of firms, the value of which is projected to rise over the long term. However, relatively higher tolerance to risk and the willingness to park funds for the longer term are necessary when investing in these securities. This is because these may experience relatively greater fluctuation than the other fund classes.

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

T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Advisor (PABGX - Free Report) invests a bulk of its assets in common stocks of mid- and large-cap blue chip companies that have strong growth potential. PABGX seeks capital appreciation for the long run and stable income growth. T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Advisor has returned 15.4% in the last three-year time frame.

PABGX has an expense ratio of 0.98% compared with the category average of 1.11%.

Vanguard Growth Index Investor (VIGRX - Free Report) seeks long-term capital growth by investing in equity securities of large-cap companies. VIGRX employs an indexing investment approach. The fund aims to track the performance of the CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index by investing most of its assets in stocks that make up the index. Vanguard Growth Index has three-year annualized returns of 11.2%.

As of Jan 30, 2018, VIGRX held 307 issues with 6.65% of its assets invested in Apple Inc.

MassMutual Premier Disciplined Growth Service (DEIGX - Free Report) invests primarily in common stocks of growth-oriented companies. DEIGX is believed to maintain a portfolio that provides higher returns than the Russell 1000 Growth Index. MassMutual Premier Disciplined Growth Service has three-year annualized returns of 24.5%.

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