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Mutual Funds: Winners and Losers for Q3

Small-caps, Chinese stocks among the best-performing flavors

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Winner: Buffalo Emerging Opportunities

BuffaloFunds185Q3 Performance: +17.5%

Small-cap stocks and riskier issues in general have done exceptionally well, leading the domestic stock market higher for most of this year, including the third quarter.

Buffalo Emerging Opportunities (BUFOX) invests about 65% in microcap names and 33% in small caps, and has performed well over the past few years. Morningstar has given BUFOX a five-star rating, and puts it among the top 1% of category mutual funds during the past five years, returning 19.9% annualized over the period.

Current top holdings include: SPS Commerce (SPSC), MarketAxess (MKTX), Oxford Industries (OXM), Omnicell (OMCL) and iRobot Corp. (IRBT).

Buffalo Emerging Opportunities, which has $322 million in assets, is a no-load fund that charges 1.50% annually, or $150 for every $10,000 invested.

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