It’s possible that the 2017 market environment will be a strong year for a handful of funds.
And factors that look to be key contributors to performance for the best American funds in the next year center upon a maturing business cycle and the beginning of a new presidential cycle, which can combine for strength in high-quality growth stocks and from actively managed funds with deep management experience.
In a nutshell, that describes the core of what the best American funds have in common.
And if 2017 doesn’t turn out as healthy as forecast, the best American funds tend to hold up better on the downside than their respective category averages. In summary, our picks can capture the upside potential in 2017 but also minimize the worst of the downside should the market turn negative.
So, with a 2017 theme of cyclical strength with chance for some downside pressure, these three American funds look to be smart holdings: