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The Top Performers

These equity mutual funds stand out among all funds with three upward-pointing 
arrows in the BUSINESS WEEK Mutual Fund Scoreboard. To get this rating, they 
needed to deliver superior risk-adjusted total returns over the past five years.

                                  AVERAGE
FUND                               ANNUAL    INVESTMENT       RISK
                             TOTAL RETURN*    CATEGORY
AARP GROWTH & INCOME                15.9%  Large-cap Blend    Low
BABSON VALUE                        18.6   Large-cap Value    Low
BERWYN INCOME                       14.2   Domestic Hybrid    Very low
DODGE & COX BALANCED                14.0   Domestic Hybrid    Very low
EXCELSIOR INCOME & GROWTH           16.3   Mid-cap Blend      Very low
FIDELITY ADV. GROWTH OPPORTUNITY T  17.8   Large-cap Blend    Low
FIDELITY DESTINY I                  19.8   Large-cap Value    Low
FIDELITY DESTINY II                 19.6   Large-cap Value    Low
FIDELITY EQUITY-INCOME              17.3   Large-cap Value    Low
FIDELITY EQUITY-INCOME II           17.0   Large-cap Value    Low
FIDELITY GROWTH & INCOME            17.2   Large-cap Blend    Very low
FIDELITY LOW-PRICED STOCK           20.8   Small-cap Value    Low
FIDELITY PURITAN                    14.8   Domestic Hybrid    Very low
FIDELITY SEL. ELECTRONICS           36.5   Technology         High
FIDELITY SEL. HOME FINANCE          34.1   Financial          Average
FIDELITY SEL. REGIONAL BANKS        27.0   Financial          Average
FIDELITY VALUE                      19.0   Mid-cap Value      Low
FIRST EAGLE FUND OF AMERICA         21.5   Mid-cap Value      Average
FOUNDERS BALANCED                   14.3   Domestic Hybrid    Very low
FRANKLIN BALANCE SHEET INVESTMENT   18.9   Small-cap Value    Very low
FRANKLIN MUTUAL BEACON Z            19.5   Mid-cap Value      Very low
FRANKLIN MUTUAL QUALIFIED Z         19.6   Mid-cap Value      Very low
FRANKLIN MUTUAL SHARES Z            19.1   Mid-cap Value      Very low
HANCOCK REGIONAL BANK B             27.4   Financial          Low
HEARTLAND VALUE                     22.0   Small-cap Value    Average
IDS DIVERSIFIED EQUITY-INCOME A     15.4   Large-cap Value    Very low
INCOME FUND OF AMERICA              13.1   Domestic Hybrid    Very low
LINDNER DIVIDEND INV.               12.8   Domestic Hybrid    Very low
LONGLEAF PARTNERS                   19.9   Mid-cap Blend      Very low
MAIRS & POWER GROWTH                19.4   Mid-cap Blend      Average
MERGER                              10.8   Mid-cap Blend      Very low
MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL ALLOCATION B   12.7   Int. Hybrid        Very low
OAKMARK                             25.7   Mid-cap Value      Very low
OPPENHEIMER QUEST OPPORTUNITY A     18.5   Large-cap Value    Low
T. ROWE PRICE CAPITAL APPRECIATION  13.5   Mid-cap Value      Very low
T. ROWE PRICE EQUITY-INCOME         17.1   Large-cap Blend    Very low
T. ROWE PRICE GROWTH & INCOME       16.4   Large-cap Blend    Low
T. ROWE PRICE SMALL-CAP VALUE       18.8   Small-cap Value    Low
ROYCE MICRO-CAP                     17.9   Small-cap Value    Low
ROYCE PREMIER                       14.7   Small-cap Value    Very low
SAFECO INCOME NO LOAD               14.9   Large-cap Value    Very low
SCUDDER GROWTH & INCOME             15.8   Large-cap Blend    Low
SKYLINE SPECIAL EQUITIES            20.7   Small-cap Value    Average
SMITH BARNEY PREMIUM TOTAL RETURN B 13.5   Large-cap Value    Very low
SOGEN INTERNATIONAL                 12.9   Intl. Hybrid       Very low
SOUND SHORE                         18.8   Mid-cap Value      Low
STRONG SCHAFER VALUE                18.4   Mid-cap Value      Low
THIRD AVENUE VALUE                  18.9   Domestic Hybrid    Very low

*1992-96 pretax returns, includes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains

DATA: MORNINGSTAR INC.





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