With all the major U.S. stock indices ending in positive territory for 2006, it wasn't hard to pick an equity fund that was a winner last year. But how about a fund that had positive gains every year for the past 10 years? We found 10 such funds.

Each of the 10 stock funds in the accompanying chart can proudly boast that it survived the last decade without a single year of negative returns -- and that includes surviving the bear market years of 2000-02:

  • (DDIAX) Delaware Dividend Income
  • (EAAFX) Evergreen Asset Allocation
  • (SGOVX) First Eagle Overseas Fund
  • (GABCX) Gabelli ABC Fund
  • (ITCSX) ING T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation
  • (EXDAX) Manning & Napier Conservative Term Series
  • (PRPFX) Permanent Portfolio Fund
  • (PRWCX) T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund
  • (VASIX) Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Fund
  • (SAUPX) WM Flexible Inc Portfolio

That sets them apart from the rest of the 4,218 stock and hybrid stock and bond funds tracked by TheStreet.com Ratings that have a been around for at least 10 years. ( TSC Ratings counts each share class of a mutual fund as a separate fund.)

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