With rates expected to rise later this year (yet again), consumer-oriented mutual funds may pique your clients' interest. Cyclical funds can be used to try to mirror economic conditions, while defensive funds can be used for stable returns regardless of the economy. We have both, as well as active funds and ETFs. And we've divided them into separate lists to show the five biggest consumer funds, followed by the best performers over the past year.

 

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The next five slides show the consumer mutual funds and ETFs that posted the biggest percentage gains over the past 12 months.