These equity 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*
ALL CAP
Columbia Strategic Investor Z CSVFX 14.5%
Fairholme FAIRX 12.7
Hodges HDPMX 16.4
Matthew 25 MXXVX 12.3
Texas Capital Value & Growth TCVGX 17.4
Yacktman YACKX 13.0
Yacktman Focused YAFFX 13.2
COMMUNICATIONS
T Rowe Price Media & Telecommunications PRMTX 9.2
DIV. EMERGING MARKETS
ING Russia A LETRX 48.3
T Rowe Price Emerging Europe & Mediterranean TREMX 27.4
DOMESTIC HYBRID
Amer Beacon Balanced PlanAhead AABPX 7.6
Berwyn Income BERIX 9.8
Bruce BRUFX 30.5
CornerCap Balanced CBLFX 6.3
Delaware Dividend Income A DDIAX 7.6
Dodge & Cox Balanced DODBX 9.9
EquiTrust Srs Managed B FBMGX 7.0
Exeter Pro Blend Extended Term A MNBAX 6.4
Fidelity Balanced FBALX 8.1
Fifth Third Strategic Income Instl MXIIX 8.0
First Focus Balanced FOBAX 7.4
Franklin Custodian Fd Income A FKINX 8.3
Greenspring GRSPX 9.5
Hillman Total Return HCMTX 6.8
Income Fund of America A AMECX 8.1
James Balanced Golden Rainbow GLRBX 8.0
Leuthold Core Investment LCORX 9.3
Oakmark Equity & Income I OAKBX 11.3
Permanent PRPFX 11.5
T Rowe Price Capital Appreciation PRWCX 11.4
USAA Balanced Strategy USBSX 6.1
Valley Forge VAFGX 7.7
Vanguard Wellesley Income Inv VWINX 6.5
Vanguard Wellington Inv VWELX 6.8
Villere Balanced VILLX 6.6
EUROPE
US Global Accolade Eastern European EUROX 41.0
iShares MSCI Austria Index EWO 30.3
FINANCIAL
Burnham Financial Serv A BURKX 19.4
FBR Small Cap Financial FBRSX 18.8
FOREIGN
AIM International Small Company A IEGAX 22.3
BlackRock Intl Opportunities Inv A BREAX 14.0
Boston Company International Small Cap SDISX 19.5
Commonwealth New Zealand CNZLX 15.2
Driehaus International Discovery DRIDX 12.0
Fidelity Canada FICDX 15.8
First Eagle Overseas A SGOVX 19.0
Laudus Rosenberg Intl Sm Cap Inv RISIX 16.3
Lazard International Small Cap Open LZSMX 13.9
MFS International New Discovery A MIDAX 13.7
Morgan Stanley Instl Intl Small Cap A MSISX 15.4
Oakmark International Small Cap I OAKEX 20.6
Oppenheimer Intl Small Company A OSMAX 19.1
Quant Foreign Value Ord QFVOX 16.2
Tocqueville International Value TIVFX 15.7
iShares MSCI Australia Index EWA 18.5
HEALTH CARE
BlackRock Health Science Inv A SHSAX 12.2
Fidelity Select Medical Delivery FSHCX 16.0
Fidelity Select Medical Systems & Equipment FSMEX 9.6
INTERNATIONAL HYBRID
First Eagle Global A SGENX 17.9
JAPAN
Fidelity Japan Small Co FJSCX 17.6
LARGE-CAP BLEND
Exeter Tax Managed A EXTAX 3.4
Fidelity Capital Appreciation FDCAX 5.4
Fidelity Export & Multinational FEXPX 7.3
Fidelity Fifty FFTYX 4.8
Janus Core Equity JAEIX 3.3
Jennison 20/20 Focus A PTWAX 6.7
Legg Mason Eq Tr Value Prim LMVTX 4.5
MP 63 DRIPX 4.2
Managers AMG First Quad Tax Managed Equity MFQTX 4.4
Marathon Value MVPFX 7.3
Masters Select Value MSVFX 8.3
Merrill Lynch Large Cp Core C MCLRX 5.1
Parnassus Income Equity Income PRBLX 6.6
Pioneer Focused Equity Y ASEPX 4.9
Prudent Bear BEARX 6.5
Russell LifePoints Eq Aggressive Stgy D RELDX 3.5
Stockcar Stocks Index SCARX 7.0
Thompson Plumb Growth THPGX 4.9
Torray TORYX 3.4
FUND SYMBOL AVG. ANNUAL TOT. RETURN*
LARGE-CAP GROWTH
Avondale Hester Total Return AHTRX 3.6
Calvert Large Cap Growth A CLGAX 2.6
Chase Growth CHASX 2.7
Columbia Marsico 21st Century A NMTAX 7.5
Constellation Sands Capital Select Growth II PTSGX 1.7
Fidelity Contra FCNTX 6.2
Fidelity Disciplined Equity FDEQX 1.9
Gartmore US Growth Leaders A GXXAX 5.0
Growth Fund of America A AGTHX 3.1
Harris Insight Core Equity N HGRAX 1.3
James Equity JALCX 1.5
Janus Adviser Growth & Income S JADGX 1.7
Janus Aspen Forty Instl JACAX 1.2
Jensen JENSX 1.6
Legg Mason Growth Trust Prim LMGTX 8.8
Marsico 21st Century MXXIX 7.1
Marsico Focus MFOCX 1.2
Marsico Growth MGRIX 1.3
Penn Street Adv Sector Rotational Port A PSRPX 9.6
Prasad Growth PRGRX 1.9
Russell Tax Managed Glbl Equity S RTGSX 2.8
T Rowe Price Growth Stock PRGFX 1.4
Transamerica Premier Equity Inv TEQUX 1.7
Vanguard Morgan Growth Inv VMRGX 1.3
Vanguard PRIMECAP VPMCX 2.9
Wells Fargo Advtg Capital Growth Inv SLGIX 3.8
LARGE-CAP VALUE
Allianz NFJ Dividend Value A PNEAX 11.8
Allianz OCC Value A PDLAX 8.4
Amer Beacon Large Cap Value PlanAhead AAGPX 8.6
Amer Century Large Company Value Inv ALVIX 7.4
Amer Century Value Inv TWVLX 8.8
Auxier Focus Inv AUXFX 9.0
Dodge & Cox Stock DODGX 11.0
Gabelli Equity Income AAA GABEX 7.1
Hillman Focus Advantage HCMAX 8.8
ING Corporate Leaders Trust Series B A LEXCX 7.1
J Hancock Classic Value A PZFVX 12.4
Merrill Lynch Large Cp Vl C MCLVX 9.0
Oakmark Select I OAKLX 10.4
RiverSource Diversified Equity Income A INDZX 9.8
Sequoia SEQUX 7.3
TCW Galileo Dividend Focused N TGIGX 7.9
Vantagepoint Equity Income VPEIX 7.2
MID-CAP BLEND
Delaware American Services A DASAX 14.7
Hussman Strategic Growth HSGFX 12.0
IMS Capital Value IMSCX 15.5
Legg Mason Eq Tr Special Invmnt Prim LMASX 12.0
MID-CAP GROWTH
Baron iOpportunity BIOPX 9.8
Columbia Acorn Select A LTFAX 11.0
Federated Kaufmann K KAUFX 9.3
First American Mid Cap Growth Opport Y FISGX 8.4
Legg Mason Opportunity Tr Prim LMOPX 11.9
MFS New Endeavor A MECAX 8.6
Munder Mid Cap Core Growth A MGOAX 9.1
Needham Growth NEEGX 7.6
T Rowe Price Mid-Cap Growth RPMGX 7.9
Vanguard Extended Market Index Inv VEXMX 6.9
MID-CAP VALUE
Al Frank VALUX 17.1
Fidelity Advisor Leverged Co Stock A FLSAX 24.1
Hotchkis & Wiley Mid-Cap Value I HWMIX 17.7
RS Value RSVAX 17.4
MISCELLANEOUS
Fidelity Select Construction & Housing FSHOX 17.3
Fidelity Select Industrial Materials FSDPX 16.2
Van Eck Global Hard Assets A GHAAX 20.5
NATURAL RESOURCES
US Global Inv Global Resources PSPFX 31.6
PACIFIC/ASIA EX-JAPAN
Matthews Korea MAKOX 37.1
iShares MSCI South Korea Index EWY 30.7
PRECIOUS METALS
US Global Inv World Prec Minerals UNWPX 38.1
REAL ESTATE
Alpine US Real Estate Equity Y EUEYX 29.1
CGM Realty CGMRX 28.9
Morgan Stanley Instl Intl Real Estate A MSUAX 22.7
SMALL-CAP BLEND
Amer Century Sm Company Inv ASQIX 16.1
Bridgeway Micro Cap Limited BRMCX 16.2
Bridgeway Ultra Small Company BRUSX 27.3
Dreyfus Premier Enterprise A DPMGX 17.8
Satuit Capital Management Micro Cap SATMX 21.4
SMALL-CAP GROWTH
Bjurman Barry Micro Cap Growth BMCFX 13.5
Bogle Small Cap Growth Inv BOGLX 12.3
Columbia Acorn USA Z AUSAX 14.3
Columbia Acorn Z ACRNX 13.0
FBR Small Cap FBRVX 21.5
Hennessy Cornerstone Growth HFCGX 15.3
Munder Micro Cap Equity A MMEAX 15.2
Oberweis Micro Cap OBMCX 19.8
Perritt Micro Cap Opportunities PRCGX 24.2
Wasatch Micro Cap WMICX 19.3
William Blair Small Cap Growth N WBSNX 16.8
n/i numeric investors Emerging Growth NIMCX 11.9
SMALL-CAP VALUE
Berwyn BERWX 19.9
Bridgeway Ultra Small Company Market BRSIX 23.7
Diamond Hill Small Cap A DHSCX 20.3
Fifth Third Micro Cap Value Instl MXAIX 20.7
Franklin MicroCap Value FRMCX 21.1
Hotchkis & Wiley Small Cap Value I HWSIX 25.0
RS Partners RSPFX 23.6
Schneider Small Cap Value SCMVX 24.0
n/i numeric investors Small Cap Value NISVX 21.1
TECHNOLOGY
Columbia Technology Z CMTFX 2.9
Jacob Internet JAMFX 2.3
Kinetics Internet Emerging Growth WWWEX 5.3
Matthews Asian Technology MATFX 9.6
RS Internet Age RIAFX 3.5
Wasatch Global Science & Technology WAGTX 6.1
UTILITIES
Franklin Custodian Fd Utilities A FKUTX 6.0
WORLD
CGM Focus CGMFX 23.3
Ivy Cundill Global Value Adv ICDVX 10.4
Oakmark Global I OAKGX 18.0
Polaris Global Value Investor PGVFX 16.4
Templeton Global Smaller Companies A TEMGX 13.3
Vanguard Global Equity VHGEX 12.0
*Appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends and capital gains before taxes. Jan. 1, 2001 through Dec. 31, 2005
Data: Standard & Poor's
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