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The Best Performers in Their Categories

Rating funds by category, we awarded these funds three up-arrows. They earned 
the highest risk-adjusted returns when compared with their peers. Not all 
categories have ratings, since some lack enough funds with five-year returns to 
perform a ratings analysis.

                               AVERAGE ANNUAL
                                TOTAL RETURN*
LARGE-CAP VALUE

BABSON VALUE                       18.6%
FIDELITY DESTINY I                 19.8
FIDELITY EQUITY-INCOME             17.3
FIDELITY EQUITY-INCOME II          17.0
OPPENHEIMER QUEST OPPORTUNITY A    18.5

LARGE-CAP BLEND

AARP GROWTH & INCOME               15.9
FIDELITY ADV. GROWTH OPPORT. T     17.8
FIDELITY GROWTH & INCOME           17.2
GUARDIAN PARK AVENUE A             19.4
T. ROWE PRICE EQUITY-INCOME        17.1
T. ROWE PRICE GROWTH & INCOME      16.4
PUTNAM FUND FOR GROWTH. & INCOME A 16.2
SCUDDER GROWTH & INCOME            15.8

LARGE-CAP GROWTH

DREYFUS APPRECIATION               13.5
PHOENIX GROWTH A                   10.5
VANGUARD U.S. GROWTH               12.9

MID-CAP VALUE

FRANKLIN MUTUAL BEACON Z           19.5
OAKMARK                            25.7

MID-CAP BLEND

EXCELSIOR INCOME & GROWTH          16.3
LONGLEAF PARTNERS                  19.9
MAIRS & POWER GROWTH               19.4
MERGER                             10.8

MID-CAP GROWTH

WILLIAM BLAIR GROWTH               15.1
FIDELITY BLUE CHIP GROWTH          16.6
MERRILL LYNCH GROWTH B             20.1
MFS RESEARCH A                     18.4
PUTNAM VISTA A                     17.8

SMALL-CAP VALUE

FIDELITY LOW-PRICED STOCK          20.8
FRANKLIN BALANCE SHEET INVESTMENT  18.9

SMALL-CAP BLEND

GABELLI SMALL CAP GROWTH           15.0
T. ROWE PRICE OTC SECURITIES       16.9

                               AVERAGE ANNUAL
                                TOTAL RETURN*
SMALL-CAP GROWTH

ACORN                              17.6%
BARON ASSET                        20.0
MANAGERS SPECIAL EQUITY            17.4

FOREIGN

EUROPACIFIC GROWTH                 13.4
HARBOR INTERNATIONAL               16.4
MANAGERS INTERNATIONAL EQUITY      14.0

WORLD

JANUS WORLDWIDE                    17.5
TEMPLETON GROWTH I                 15.0

EUROPE

DEAN WITTER EUROPEAN GROWTH        18.7

DOMESTIC HYBRID

BERWYN INCOME                      14.2
FIDELITY PURITAN                   14.8
FOUNDERS BALANCED                  14.3
INCOME FUND OF AMERICA             13.1
LINDNER DIVIDEND INVESTORS         12.8
THIRD AVENUE VALUE                 18.9

INTERNATIONAL HYBRID

SOGEN INTERNATIONAL                12.9

FINANCIAL

FIDELITY SELECT HOME FINANCE       34.1

HEALTH

VANGUARD SPECIALZED HEALTH CARE    16.3

NATURAL RESOURCES

FIDELITY ADV. FOCUS                20.7
 NATURAL RESOURCES T

PRECIOUS METALS

MIDAS                              20.5
SCUDDER GOLD                       15.0

TECHNOLOGY

FIDELITY SELECT ELECTRONICS        36.5

UTILITIES

FIDELITY UTILITIES                 12.1
INVESCO STRATEGIC UTILITIES        11.3

*1992-96 pretax returns, includes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains   
DATA: MORNINGSTAR INC.





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