Here's how BusinessWeek rates the largest equity funds

AVERAGE ASSETS OVERALL ANNL. TOTAL FUND (billions) RATING RETURN (%)*

FIDELITY MAGELLAN $78.79 B 11.0 VANGUARD 500 INDEX 72.49 B 10.7 INVESTMENT COMPANY OF AMERICA A 54.00 B+ 13.0 WASHINGTON MUTUAL INVESTORS A 48.13 B+ 12.2 GROWTH FUND OF AMERICA A 35.40 A 18.1 FIDELITY GROWTH & INCOME 34.20 B+ 10.4 FIDELITY CONTRAFUND 31.83 B 10.5 NEW PERSPECTIVE A 27.39 B 12.0 EUROPACIFIC GROWTH A 26.81 C 7.4 AMERICAN CENTURY ULTRA INV. 26.45 C 9.9 JANUS 25.75 C 9.5 FIDELITY GROWTH COMPANY 22.40 B 13.7 VANGUARD WINDSOR II INV. 22.10 B 10.4 VANGUARD WELLINGTON INV. 21.86 B+ 10.6 FIDELITY BLUE CHIP GROWTH 21.85 C 9.7 FIDELITY EQUITY-INCOME 21.63 B 10.1 JANUS WORLDWIDE 21.44 C 9.8 FIDELITY PURITAN 20.19 B+ 9.4 INCOME FUND OF AMERICA A 19.74 B+ 9.3 FUNDAMENTAL INVESTORS A 19.09 B+ 11.7

INVESTMENT CATEGORY FUND CATEGORY RATING

FIDELITY MAGELLAN Large-cap Growth B VANGUARD 500 INDEX Large-cap Blend B INVESTMENT COMPANY OF AMERICA A Large-cap Value B+ WASHINGTON MUTUAL INVESTORS A Large-cap Value B GROWTH FUND OF AMERICA A Large-cap Growth A FIDELITY GROWTH & INCOME Large-cap Blend B+ FIDELITY CONTRAFUND Large-cap Growth B+ NEW PERSPECTIVE A World B+ EUROPACIFIC GROWTH A Foreign B+ AMERICAN CENTURY ULTRA INV. Large-cap Growth C JANUS Large-cap Growth C FIDELITY GROWTH COMPANY Large-cap Growth B VANGUARD WINDSOR II INV. Large-cap Value B VANGUARD WELLINGTON INV. Domestic Hybrid B+ FIDELITY BLUE CHIP GROWTH Large-cap Growth B FIDELITY EQUITY-INCOME Large-cap Value B JANUS WORLDWIDE World B FIDELITY PURITAN Domestic Hybrid B+ INCOME FUND OF AMERICA A Domestic Hybrid B FUNDAMENTAL INVESTORS A Large-cap Blend B+

* 1997-2001, appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends and capital gains before taxes

Data: Standard & Poor's

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