Table: The Best Of The Bond Funds

        TAXABLE FUNDS
                                         TOTAL RETURN*
      NICHOLAS-APPLEGATE INC & GROWTH C       8.6%
      RETIREMENT PLANNING CONVERT SECS A      8.4
      LEXINGTON CONVERTIBLE SECURITIES        7.9
      BOND FUND FOR GROWTH A                  7.7
      LOOMIS SAYLES GLOBAL BOND               7.7
      MERRILL LYNCH AMERICAS INCOME B         7.7
      SBSF CONVERTIBLE SECURITIES             7.1
      FRANKLIN CONVERTIBLE SECURITIES         6.8
      WADDELL & REED INTERNATIONAL GROWTH     6.7
      CALAMOS CONVERTIBLE                     6.4
      AVERAGE OF 1549 FUNDS                   1.41
      
                TAX-FREE FUNDS
                                         TOTAL RETURN*
      MAS PA MUNICIPAL                        4.1%
      ACHIEVEMENT ID MUNICIPAL BOND RET A     3.8
      MAS MUNICIPAL                           3.7
      FRANKLIN CA INTERM-TERM TAX-FR INC      3.3
      STEPSTONE CA TAX-FREE BOND INVSTMT      3.1
      VOYAGEUR AZ TAX-FREE A                  3.1
      FRANKLIN FEDERAL INTERM-TERM T/F INC    2.9
      NEW YORK MUNI                           2.9
      SOUTH DAKOTA TAX-FREE                   2.9
      VOYAGEUR FL LIMITED-TERM TAX-FREE A     2.9
      AVERAGE OF 1550 FUNDS                   1.67
      
      *APPRECIATION PLUS REINVESTED DIVIDENDS AND CAPITAL GAINS BEFORE TAXES, JULY 
      1-SEPT. 22, 1995
      DATA: MORNINGSTAR INC.
      

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