June 7, 2010

Fidelity Investments Funds Are Shining As Peers Struggle

Fidelity Investments’ Contrafund and Growth Company Fund are alone among the 10 largest U.S. stock mutual funds in beating their benchmarks this year. The $63 billion Contrafund, managed by Boston-based Will Danoff, gained 0.3 percent this year through June 3, beating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index by 56 basis points during that period, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The $32 billion Fidelity Growth Company Fund rose 2.5 percent, beating its benchmark, the Russell 3000 Growth Index, by 2.6 percentage points.

U.S. stock mutual funds have lost $15.3 billion to withdrawals this year through May, according to preliminary numbers from the ICI

in Bloomberg.com

Related exchange traded funds: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (Public, NYSE:SPY), ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (ETF) (Public, NYSE:SDS)

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