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Table: The Top Performers


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TABLE: THE TOP PERFORMERS

These equity mutual funds have earned 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 last five years.

FUND AVERAGE ANNUAL INVESTMENT RISK

TOTAL RETURN* OBJECTIVE

AIM AGGRESSIVE GROWTH 23.5% Maximum growth High

ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY A 22.0 Technology Very high

CRABBE HUSON EQUITY 14.7 Growth Low

CRABBE HUSON SPECIAL 19.5 Growth High

EVERGREEN FOUNDATION 15.0 Balanced Low

FAM VALUE 13.3 Small company Low

FIDELITY ASSET MANAGER 11.1 Asset allocation Very low

FIDELITY BLUE CHIP GROWTH 18.4 Growth Low

FIDELITY CONTRAFUND 17.5 Growth Low

FIDELITY LOW-PRICED STOCK 18.9 Small company Low

FIDELITY SELECT COMPUTERS 24.0 Technology Very high

FIDELITY SELECT ELECTRONICS 23.1 Technology High

FIDELITY SELECT HEALTH CARE 18.6 Health care High

FIDELITY SELECT HOME FINANCE 23.6 Financial High

FIDELITY SEL. SOFTWARE & COMP. SVCS. 21.6 Technology Very high

FIDELITY SELECT TECHNOLOGY 22.3 Technology High

FLEX-FUNDS MUIRFIELD 9.7 Asset allocation Very low

FOUNDERS WORLDWIDE GROWTH 13.2 World Low

GATEWAY INDEX PLUS 9.1 Growth/income Very low

HANCOCK FREEDOM REGIONAL BANK B 18.2 Financial Average

HANCOCK SPECIAL EQUITIES A 21.8 Small company Very high

HEARTLAND VALUE 16.4 Small company Average

INVESCO STRATEGIC FINANCIAL SRVCS. 18.0 Financial High

INVESCO STRATEGIC LEISURE 16.7 Specialty Average

INVESCO STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY 22.5 Technology High

KAUFMANN 19.3 Maximum growth High

LINDNER DIVIDEND 9.9 Income Very low

MERGER 9.4 Growth Very low

MERIDIAN 16.6 Small company Average

MERRILL LYNCH GLOBAL ALLOCATION B 10.7 Asset allocation Very low

MFS EMERGING GROWTH B 21.4 Small company Very high

MUTUAL BEACON 11.5 Growth/income Very low

MUTUAL QUALIFIED 11.6 Growth/income Low

OPPENHEIMER MAIN ST. INC. & GR. A 22.2 Growth/income Average

PBHG GROWTH 22.0 Small company Very high

PHOENIX CAPITAL APPRECIATION A 15.3 Growth Low

PIMCO ADVISORS OPPORTUNITY C 21.0 Maximum growth High

T. ROWE PRICE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 22.0 Technology Very high

SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS & INFO. A 24.2 Technology Very high

SKYLINE SPECIAL EQUITIES 18.2 Small company Average

SMITH BARNEY PREMIUM TOTAL RETURN B 11.1 Equity-income Very low

SOGEN INTERNATIONAL 10.5 Asset allocation Very low

STRONG COMMON STOCK 19.0 Small company Average

UNITED NEW CONCEPTS 19.9 Small company Average

VANGUARD SPECIAL HEALTH CARE 15.6 Health care Average

VISTA GROWTH & INCOME A 14.9 Growth/income Low

WARBURG PINCUS GROWTH & INCOME 13.6 Growth/income Low

*1990-1994 pretax return, includes appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends

and capital gains

DATA: MORNINGSTAR INC.


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