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10 Best Mutual Funds of 2011 You've Never Heard Of

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SunAmerica Focused Dividend (FDSAX)

Performance: up 6.8%; three-year average annual return of 22.6%, both performances put it in the top 1% of its large value fund category; 10-year average annual return of 5.9%.

Fund Profile: Brendan Voege has been manager since September 2006. The fund's mandate is to seek total return, capital appreciation and current income by employing a "buy and hold" strategy with up to 30 high-yielding stocks.

Assets: $1 billion

Top picks: H&R Block (HRB), 4.1% of the fund and the largest holding, up 33%; Lorillard (LO - Get Report), 4%, up 38%; Chevron (CVX - Get Report), 4%, up 13.6%.






Cullen High Dividend Equity (CHDVX)

Performance: up 6.5%, placing in the top 2% of funds in its large-value category; three-year average annual return of 11%. The fund has a 2.55% dividend yield.

Fund Profile: James Cullen has been lead manager since its inception in 2003, joined by John Gould in 2007. The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and, secondarily, current income. It invests at least 80% of its assets in dividend-paying mid- and large-cap companies.

Assets: $1.3 billion

Top picks: 13.6% cash; Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY - Get Report), 3.2% of fund, up 32%; NextEra Energy (NEE), 3% of fund, up 14%; Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B), 3% holding; up 13%.

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