The Best Fidelity Funds Right Now May Surprise You

Volatility has increased in the equity markets in the last two weeks, which makes it confusing for investors to see where the market is headed. That is why it may be useful to take a look at the top 10 ranked Fidelity funds (ranking is provided by FidelitySignal):

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To make sense of the current market dynamics, let’s focus on the Fidelity funds with green arrows in the weekly column. These are the investments that both make the top 10 ranking and also have increased their rank compared to a week ago.

On top of the list is the Fidelity Select Natural Gas Fund (FSNGX). The top panel in the chart below shows that FSNGX has a very strong relative strength (ratio of the the fund and the $SPY tracking index) compared to the S&P 500 index:

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Our second example is the Fidelity Select Natural Resources Fund (FNARX). As noted in earlier blog articles, FNARX continues to outperform other equity sectors:

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The third example is the Fidelity Real Estate Income Fund (FRIFX). We highlighted FRIFX as a top income investment choice for 2014 in previous articles and FRIFX continues to show a strong positive trend:

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Now, let’s contrast our top  movers with the currently weakest sector, which is biotechnology (see FBIOX chart below):

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In conclusion, while utilities and other defensive sectors are making gains, as well, the current market environment seems to favor natural resources and real estate investments.

 

Buy and sell signals are available at FidelitySignal.com

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Best Fidelity Mutual Fund of 2013: Select Biotechnology Fund; Commodity Funds are also Gaining Momentum;

Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund (FBIOX, last change: 2.05%)

The stock market rallied today in spite of the government shut down. The top Fidelity mutual fund, the Select Biotechnology Fund (FBIOX, last change: 2.05%) gained the most in today’s session. FBIOX has returned a stellar 62.86% so far in 2013 and shows no signs of slowing down. Also notable, that commodity-related mutual funds made it to the top 10 list today. These are the Fidelity Select Natural Gas (FSNGX) and the Fidelity Global Commodity Stock (FFGCX) funds.

Buy/sell signals for Fidelity funds are available at FidelitySignal.com