Top performing mutual funds in the third quarter

Marijuana, U.S. equities and a surprising natural resources fund are among the top-5 performers last quarter.

Ruth Saldanha 11 October, 2018 | 5:00PM
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In the third quarter of 2018, the Canadian S&P/TSX Composite index fell 0.57%. Healthcare stocks were among the highest gainers, on the back of marijuana, while the materials, consumer discretionary and energy sectors were a drag.

The U.S. market, meanwhile, rallied in the quarter, with the S&P 500 Index (C$) up 5.8% for the same period, gaining on the back of sectors like technology and healthcare. And so, expectedly, several of the top-performing mutual funds in Canada for the third quarter were U.S. equity focused.

We took a look at some of the top performers in the past quarter and analyzed what worked for them. It is important to note that short-term gains should not be the benchmark for long-term investments. We usually recommend that investors look to invest for the long term, with horizons of at least 10-years or more, as there is high risk and volatility in the short-term.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Abiomed Inc352.18 USD0.71
Align Technology Inc590.56 USD-1.49Rating
Canopy Growth Corp16.53 CAD-4.84Rating
Cronos Group Inc6.96 CAD-5.43Rating
Five Below Inc192.74 USD0.20Rating
Netflix Inc664.78 USD1.78Rating
NexGen Energy Ltd7.30 CAD-2.41
Palo Alto Networks Inc504.13 USD-0.76Rating

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