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4 Potential Pacific Mutual Funds to Beat Peers - Mutual Fund Commentary

The Pacific Basin countries constitute one of the world's most diverse and economically vibrant regions. Among its inherent strengths are considerable technological capabilities and a growing pool of savings. Prominent centers of production and fast growing potential markets in this part of the world also ensure that it is an exciting investment destination. With a high degree of diversification between developed and developing markets, mutual funds from this sector present a healthy mix of growth opportunities and safety for capital invested.

Below we will share with you 3 potential pacific mutual funds . Each has earned either a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) or a Zacks #2 Rank (Buy) as we expect the fund to outperform its peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all pacific funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds .

Fidelity Advisor Emerging Asia A (FEAAX) seeks capital growth over the long run. The fund invests a lion's share of its assets in companies from emerging economies in Asia. It may also invest in other investments from this region. The fund focuses on acquiring common stocks of companies located in different Asian nations. Factors such as financial strength and economic condition are considered before investing in a company. The pacific mutual fund has returned 12.6% over the last one year.

Colin Chickles is the fund manager and has managed this fund since 2010.

Invesco Asia Pacific Growth A (ASIAX) invests a major portion of its assets in companies located in the Asia Pacific region, except Japan. The fund may also consider other derivatives including depositary receipts for investment. It allocates a notable share of its assets in companies having market capitalization between small and medium size. The pacific mutual fund has returned 7.8% over the last one year.

The pacific mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $1,000 and an expense ratio of 1.47% compared to a category average of 1.53%.

Matthews Asia Small Companies Investor (MSMLX) seeks long-term capital growth. The fund invests a large chunk of its assets in Chinese companies having small size market capitalizations. It focuses on acquiring common and preferred stocks of companies. The pacific mutual fund has returned 9.8% over the last one year.

As of December 2014, this fund held 81 issues with 2.7% of its total assets invested in PChome Online Inc.

Fidelity Emerging Asia (FSEAX) invests heavily in companies from emerging economies in Asia. The fund may also invest in other securities that are related to emerging markets of Asian countries. It focuses on acquiring common stocks of companies depending on factors such as economic conditions and financial strength. The pacific mutual fund has returned 13.2% over the last one year.

The pacific mutual fund has a minimum initial investment of $2,500 and an expense ratio of 1.04% compared to a category average of 1.53%.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all pacific mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds .

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