Despite the market turmoil caused by the subprime crisis, most mutual funds are in the black, although their returns are not as strong as previous years, the Boston Globe reports. In fact, only sector funds that concentrate on banks and real estate are taking a hit.

International stock funds are up 8.3% year to date and U.S. stock funds have risen 4.6%. As a result, most financial planners are still recommending investors to stick with a diversified mutual fund portfolio.

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