Stock markets have got off to a flying start in 2013. Large-cap U. S. stocks are up nearly 7% this year. Small-cap stocks have done better gaining about 9%. Now, the deficit reduction sequester threatens to dampen U. S. economic growth. Will sequestration topple top rated mutual funds for 2013 ? Read Top Rated Mutual Funds for 2013 for insights. Learn more about AlphaProfit's Free and Premium investment newsletters .