10 Apr 2012, by
Equity Funds posted their best Q1 returns since Q1 1998, rising 11.97% for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. For the quarter, 81 of Lipper's 86 equity fund classifications posted positive returns. Investors put risk back in their portfolios. They bid up the prior quarter's laggards: India Region Funds (+22.63%), Science & Technology Funds (+20.26%), and Global Science & Technology Funds (+18.96%), while shunning Dedicated Short-Bias Funds (-16.31%), Commodities Specialty Funds (-2.06%), and Precious Metals Funds (-1.72%). Tom highlights Q1 trends in this WebEx presentation.