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How Vanguard Equity Funds Stack Up


TOTAL RETURN*

FUND GROUP       1-YEAR

AMERICAN            18.39%

FIDELITY            18.35

VANGUARD            15.32

PUTNAM              14.25

IDS                 12.39

T. ROWE PRICE       10.10

AIM                  8.13

OPPENHEIMER          8.00

MERRILL LYNCH        4.88

FRANKLIN            -1.91

CUMULATIVE AVERAGE TOTAL RETURN*


FUND GROUP       3-YEAR

AMERICAN            70.95%

FIDELITY            62.04

VANGUARD            61.80

PUTNAM              58.90

IDS                 58.11

OPPENHEIMER         57.41

T. ROWE PRICE       51.38

AIM                 42.26

MERRILL LYNCH       33.85

FRANKLIN            31.38

CUMULATIVE AVERAGE TOTAL RETURN*

FUND GROUP      5-YEAR

PUTNAM             117.40%

AMERICAN           116.65

VANGUARD           115.55

FIDELITY           115.24

OPPENHEIMER        102.47

T. ROWE PRICE       95.45

IDS                 92.79

AIM                 74.54

FRANKLIN            72.31

MERRILL LYNCH       62.62



AVERAGE RETURNS ARE FOR ALL EQUITY FUNDS OF 10-LARGEST FUND COMPANIES (EXCLUDING MONEY-MARKET FUNDS). RETURNS EXCLUDE INDEX FUNDS

*APPRECIATION PLUS REINVESTMENT OF DIVIDENDS AND CAPITAL GAINS BEFORE TAXES FOR TIME PERIODS ENDED DEC. 31, 1998, PRELIMINARY RESULTS


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