CNBC Anchors and Reporters

Shartia Brantley

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  • The recent stock market rally has not deterred investors from pouring millions into municipal bond funds. Weekly inflows have topped $900 million over the past few weeks according to AMG Data Services.

  • Small cap funds have outperformed large cap funds year to date, 2.05 percent to 1.90 percent respectively, and could continue to do so as investors seek stable growth.

  • Charl Malan, Senior Metals & Mining Analyst on the Van Eck Global Hard Assets fund which is rated 5-stars by Morningstar and up 24.96% this year, said now is a good time to invest in commodities because of “unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus in the United States, China and Europe.”

  • Seven of 10 fund managers are betting that China and other emerging markets will lead the global economic recovery, according to a Merrill Lynch fund manager survey, and that could mean better investing opportunities abroad.

  • The S&P 500 may be up 2.8 percent this year, but investors who hold the top performing 5-Star funds are doing significantly better than that. In fact, one 5-star Morningstar fund is up an astounding 42.59 percent.