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Table: The Top Performers


Mutual Fund Scoreboard

TABLE: THE TOP PERFORMERS

These 38 bond 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 OBJECTIVE

TOTAL RETURN*

AIM LIMITED MATURITY TREASURY RETAIL 6.0% Government-Treasury

AMERICAN CAPITAL TAX-EXEMPT H/Y MUNI. A 7.1 Municipal-national

ASSET MANAGEMENT SHORT U.S. GOVT. 6.7 Government-general

BERNSTEIN GOVT. SHORT DURATION 6.0 Government-general

BERNSTEIN SHORT DURATION PLUS 6.4 Corporate-high-quality

CALVERT TAX-FREE RES. LIMITED-TERM A 4.9 Municipal-national

DREYFUS SHORT-INTERM. GOVERNMENT 7.3 Government-general

DREYFUS SHORT-INTERM. MUNICIPAL BOND 5.5 Municipal-national

DUPREE KENTUCKY TAX-FREE INCOME 7.3 Municipal-single-state

FIDELITY ADVISOR HIGH-YIELD A 15.9 Corporate-high-yield

FIDELITY AGGRESSIVE TAX-FREE 7.0 Municipal-national

FIDELITY CAPITAL & INCOME 13.5 Corporate-high-yield

FIDELITY MORTGAGE SECURITIES 7.4 Government-mortgage

FIDELITY SPARTAN LIMITED MATURITY GOVT. 6.4 Government-general

FIDELITY SPARTAN SHORT-INTERM. MUNIC. 5.7 Municipal-national

FLAGSHIP LIMITED-TERM TAX-EXEMPT A 6.4 Municipal-national

FPA NEW INCOME 9.8 Corporate-general

FRANKLIN HIGH-YIELD T/F INCOME 7.3 Municipal-national

INVESCO SELECT INCOME 8.6 Corporate-general

MAINSTAY HI-YIELD CORP. BOND B 12.9 Corporate-high-yield

OPPENHEIMER CHAMPION HI-YIELD A 13.5 Corporate-high-yield

OPPENHEIMER HIGH-YIELD A 10.8 Corporate-high-yield

PORTICO SHORT-TERM BOND RETAIL 7.0 Corporate-general

T. ROWE PRICE TAX-FREE HIGH-YIELD 7.2 Municipal-national

T. ROWE PRICE TAX-FREE SHORT-INTRM. 5.3 Municipal-national

SCUDDER MEDIUM-TERM TAX-FREE 6.8 Municipal-national

SIT TAX-FREE INCOME 6.7 Municipal-national

STRONG ADVANTAGE 7.4 Corporate-general

STRONG GOVERNMENT SECURITIES 8.6 Government-general

THORNBURG LIMITED-TERM MUNI. CA. A 5.5 Municipal-California

THORNBURG LIMITED-TERM MUNI. NATL. A 6.0 Municipal-national

UNITED MUNICIPAL HIGH-INCOME 7.7 Municipal-national

USAA TAX-EXEMPT SHORT-TERM 5.1 Municipal-national

VANGUARD FIXED-INC. S/T CORPORATE 7.2 Corporate-high-quality

VANGUARD MUNICIPAL BOND INTERM.-TERM 7.4 Municipal-national

VANGUARD MUNICIPAL BOND LIMITED-TERM 5.8 Municipal-national

VANGUARD MUNICIPAL BOND SHORT-TERM 4.8 Municipal-national

VENTURE MUNI (+) PLUS B 6.6 Municipal-national

*Pretax, includes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, 1990-94 DATA:

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