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High Quality Core Growth Funds

Growth can be defined as companies with relatively higher growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow as well as high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields). Often these companies are in rapidly expanding industries. One pitfall of investing in this space is that growing companies may not be lasting companies (anyone remember Webvan or Pets.com?) Here, we highlight actively managed ETFs and mutual funds that tilt their portfolios towards companies with an economic moat—a durable competitive advantage that allows a company to earn excess returns on capital for a long period of time and keep competitors at bay. We further trim the list to investments that also received a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medalist Rating by our analysts. The Morningstar Medalist Rating is the forward-looking assessment of an investment strategy. The rating is on a five-tier scale running from Gold to Negative. For actively managed strategies, Morningstar assigns Gold, Silver, and Bronze ratings to vehicles expected to add value over the long term when compared with a relevant Morningstar Category index after accounting for fees and risk.
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Name
Morningstar Category
Morningstar Rating for Funds
Overall
Medalist Rating
Overall
Adjusted Expense Ratio
Fee Level
Distribution
Total Return
5 Year
Total Return Rank in Category
5 Year
AB Concentrated Growth Advisor
WPSGX
Large Growth
0.750%Average10.64%89
AB Concentrated Growth Z
WPSZX
Large Growth
0.720%Average10.67%89
AB Large Cap Growth Advisor
APGYX
Large Growth
0.600%Below Average16.33%30
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DJCPS
Large Growth
0.590%Below Average16.31%30
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FSRL
Large Growth
0.520%Below Average16.41%29
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MFZFS
Foreign Large Growth
0.550%Low7.74%27
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BCDJ
Foreign Large Growth
0.800%Below Average7.49%33
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XFLR
Foreign Large Growth
0.450%Low7.85%25
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PMLVQB
Large Growth
0.400%Low13.98%62
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BBXYDJ
Large Growth
0.650%Below Average13.69%65
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SLGKC
Large Growth
0.300%Low14.09%60
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TYVX
Large Growth
0.810%Above Average15.73%38
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BPRMXX
Large Growth
0.870%Above Average15.79%37
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GFZV
Large Growth
0.670%Average17.22%20
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MYSPJ
Large Growth
0.910%Above Average16.94%23
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XS
Large Growth
0.450%Low
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NTYN
Large Growth
0.660%Average16.00%34
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HYTNZ
Large Growth
0.510%Below Average16.18%32
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HVFRC
Large Growth
0.730%Average16.82%24
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KGCRY
Large Growth
0.730%Above Average16.81%24
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DHYRYK
Large Growth
0.580%Average16.99%23
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BYJDX
Large Growth
0.580%Below Average16.99%23
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HHRR
Large Growth
0.710%Average18.55%12
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GBPY
Large Growth
0.710%Above Average18.55%12
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CMYQW
Large Growth
0.560%Average18.73%10
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