NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The stock and bond markets were kind to mutual-fund investors during the first quarter.With the S&P 500 returning 5.4%, nearly every category tracked by Morningstar delivered solid results. Small value funds rose 9.3%, while financial funds climbed 8.3%. Most bond funds also shined. Intermediate-term funds gained 2.4%, outdoing the Barclays Aggregate bond index, which returned 1.8%.
Blue-Chip Funds May Gain This Quarter
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