NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Investors have become optimistic about the economy. As a result, this year's best-performing mutual funds have included cyclical mutual funds that get a big boost when the outlook for growth improves.Top mutual fund categories include technology, which has returned 16.0% in 2012, and financial, with a return of 13.1%, according to Morningstar. In comparison, the S&P 500 has gained 9.3%. Utilities funds -- which don't gain much from economic booms -- have only returned 0.8%.
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