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These funds earned A ratings when compared to others in the same category. Ratings are based on the five-year total return (ending Dec. 31, 2005), adjusted for risk. For more detail on these funds, see the Mutual Fund Scoreboard

FUND

SYMBOL

AVG. ANNUAL TOT. RETURN*

CONVERTIBLES

PIMCO European Convertible Ist

PECIX

6.9%

EMERGING MARKETS BONDS

GMO Emerging Country Debt IV

GMDFX

17.0

HIGH YIELD

Columbia High Income A

NAHAX

7.8

Fidelity Advisor High Income Advatange T

FAHYX

8.0

Fidelity Advisor High Income Instl.

FHNIX

7.1

Fidelity Capital & Income

FAGIX

7.4

MainStay High Yield Corp. Bd. B

MKHCX

6.9

Pioneer High Yield A

TAHYX

7.9

Regions Morgan Keegan Sel. Hi. Inc. A

MKHIX

10.0

WM High Yield A

CPHYX

7.6

INTERMEDIATE (GENERAL)

Calvert Income A

CFICX

6.5

Calvert Social Inv. Bond A

CSIBX

6.0

Columbia Income Z

SRINX

5.6

Croft-Leominster Income

CLINX

6.4

Delaware Corp. Bd. Instl.

DGCIX

7.3

Harbor Bond Instl.

HABDX

5.1

Legg Mason Inc. Tr. Invst. Gr. Primary

LMIGX

5.3

Managers Bond

MGFIX

6.2

Managers Fixed Income Instl.

MFDYX

5.4

PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bd Instl.

PIGIX

5.9

Parnassus Income Fixed Income

PRFIX

5.4

Regions Morgan Keegan Sel. Interm. Bd. A

MKIBX

5.6

T. Rowe Price Corporate Income

PRPIX

5.6

Westcore Plus Bond

WTIBX

5.1

Western Asset Core Bond I

WATFX

5.1

Western Asset Core Plus Bond I

WACPX

5.9

INTERMEDIATE GOVERNMENT

Amer. Century Target Maturity 2010 Inv.

BTTNX

4.4

Federated Total Return Govt. Bond Instl.

FTRGX

4.4

Fidelity Mortgage Securities

FMSFX

4.1

JPMorgan Mortgage Backed Sec. Sel.

OMBIX

4.6

Payden GNMA R

PYGNX

3.9

TCW Galileo Total Return Bond I

TGLMX

4.7

Vanguard GNMA

VFIIX

4.1

INTERNATIONAL BOND

Loomis Sayles Global Bond Retail

LSGLX

9.0

Oppenheimer Intl Bond A

OIBAX

11.5

Templeton Global Bond A

TPINX

9.3

LONG GOVERNMENT

Amer. Century Target Maturity 2025 Inv.

BTTRX

7.2

MULTISECTOR

Loomis Sayles Bond Instl.

LSBDX

9.8

MUNI. CALIF. INTERM.

USAA Tax Exempt California Bond

USCBX

3.9

MUNI. CALIF. LONG

Amer. Century Calif.High Yield Municipal Inv.

BCHYX

5.3

Oppenheimer Calif. Municipal A

OPCAX

6.0

Pioneer California Tax Free Income Inv.

CATIX

4.7

FUND

SYMBOL

AVG. ANNUAL TOT. RETURN*

MUNI. HIGH YIELD

Nuveen High Yield Muni Bd. A

NHMAX

8.1

MUNI. NATIONAL INTERM.

Delaware Tax Free USA Interm. A

DMUSX

4.7

Fidelity Intermediate Muni Income

FLTMX

4.0

JPMorgan Tax Free Bond Sel.

PRBIX

3.8

Oppenheimer Limited Term Municipal A

OPITX

5.5

State Farm Municipal Bond

SFBDX

3.7

USAA Tax Exempt Intermediate Term

USATX

3.9

MUNI. NATIONAL LONG

Eaton Vance Natl. Municipals A

EANAX

6.0

Pioneer Municipal Bond Inv.

PBIMX

4.9

T. Rowe Price Summit Muni Income

PRINX

4.7

USAA Tax Exempt Long Term

USTEX

4.8

Wells Fargo Advtg. Municipal Bond Inv.

SXFIX

5.5

MUNI. NEW YORK INTERM.

T Rowe Price Tax Free Income N.Y.

PRNYX

4.0

MUNI. NEW YORK LONG

Oppenheimer Rochester Municipals A

RMUNX

5.4

MUNI. SHORT

Morgan Stanley Instl. Municipal Inst.

MPMFX

4.3

Wells Fargo Advtg. Short Term Muni Inv.

STSMX

3.0

MUNI. SINGLE-STATE INTERM.

Colorado BondShares

HICOX

4.6

Columbia Oregon Interm Muni Z

CMBFX

3.9

Dupree Alabama Tax Free Income

DUALX

5.1

Dupree Kentucky Tax Free Income

KYTFX

3.7

Dupree Mississippi Tax Free Income

DUMSX

4.9

Dupree Tennessee Tax Free Income

TNTIX

3.8

Fidelity Pennsylvania Muni. Income

FPXTX

4.0

Sit Minnesota Tax Free Income

SMTFX

3.9

Vanguard Massachusetts Tax Exempt

VMATX

4.0

Vanguard Ohio Long Term Tax Exempt

VOHIX

4.2

MUNI. SINGLE-STATE LONG

Delaware Minnesota High Yield Muni A

DVMHX

5.7

Fidelity Arizona Muni. Income

FSAZX

4.2

Fidelity Florida Muni. Income

FFLIX

4.1

Fidelity Massachusetts Muni. Income

FDMMX

4.2

Fidelity Michigan Muni. Income

FMHTX

4.2

Fidelity New Jersey Muni. Income

FNJHX

4.1

Fidelity Ohio Muni. Income

FOHFX

4.2

Oppenheimer New Jersey Municipal A

ONJAX

6.5

Oppenheimer Pennsylvania Municipal A

OPATX

7.1

Scudder Massachusetts Tax Free S

SCMAX

4.0

T Rowe Price Tax Free Income Maryland

MDXBX

4.0

T Rowe Price Tax Free Income New Jersey

NJTFX

4.2

T Rowe Price Tax Free Income Virginia

PRVAX

4.2

USAA Florida Tax Free Income

UFLTX

4.5

USAA Tax Exempt Virginia Bond

USVAX

4.1

Wells Fargo Advtg. Minn. Tax Free Adm.

NWMIX

4.1

SHORT (GENERAL)

Mellon Bond M

MPBFX

3.6

Morgan Stanley Instl. Interm. Duration Inst.

MAIDX

4.2

Phoenix Multi-Sector Short Bond A

NARAX

4.7

Thompson Plumb Bond

THOPX

4.2

SHORT GOVERNMENT

Allegiant Government Mortgage I

AUSIX

3.6

Managers Intermed Duration US Govt

MGIDX

4.1

PIMCO GNMA A

PAGNX

4.8

PIMCO Total Return Mortgage D

PTMDX

4.5

Sentinel Government Securities A

SEGSX

4.2

ULTRASHORT

Managers Short Duration Govt.

MGSDX

2.7

Scudder Limited Duration Plus Inv.

DBPIX

3.5

Data: Standard & Poor's

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