Table: The Worst Returns

Investing assets abroad, say in India, China, or Japan, bruised portfolios. 
      Asian growth funds actually shrank. Risky emerging-market funds also wound up 
      in the red.
      
                                           TOTAL RETURN*
      EV MARATHON GREATER INDIA               -7.4%
      RYDEX URSA                              -5.3
      PIONEER INDIA A                         -4.8
      WRIGHT EQUIFUND-JAPAN                   -3.1
      BLANCHARD EMERG. MARKETS GRTH & INC     -2.4
      AETNA ASIAN GROWTH ADV                  -2.2
      ASIA HOUSE ASEAN GROWTH                 -2.0
      MORGAN STANLEY ASIAN GROWTH A           -1.5
      DREYFUS CAPITAL VALUE A (PREMIER)       -1.3
      FRANKLIN TEMPLETON JAPAN                -1.3
      DFA CONTINENTAL SMALL COMPANY           -1.1
      LINDNER BULWARK                         -1.0
      STEADMAN INVESTMENT                     -1.0
      NEW ENGLAND BALANCED C                  -0.9
      NEW ENGLAND VALUE Y                     -0.8
      WRIGHT EQUIFUND-SWITZERLAND             -0.8
      REMBRANDT ASIAN TIGERS INV              -0.7
      TCW GALILEO ASIA PACIFIC EQUITY         -0.7
      WRIGHT EQUIFUND-GERMANY                 -0.7
      QUANTITATIVE FOREIGN FRONTIER ORD       -0.6
      QUANTITATIVE INTERNATIONAL EQTY ORD     -0.6
      JOSHUA MEDIA                            -0.5
      LEXINGTON CROSBY SMALL CAP ASIA GRTH    -0.5
      DFA EMERGING MARKETS                    -0.4
      IVY CANADA A                            -0.3
      WRIGHT EQUIFUND-BELGIUM/LUXEMBOURG      -0.2%
      ALLIANCE ALL-ASIA INVESTMENT B          -0.1
      SEI INTERNATIONAL EMERGING MARKETS A    -0.1
      PARNASSUS                                0.0
      EV MARATHON EMERGING MARKETS             0.1
      NEW ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL EQUITY C       0.1
      LOOMIS SAYLES INTERNATIONAL EQUITY       0.2
      MERRILL LYNCH DRAGON B                   0.2
      VAN ECK ASIA DYNASTY B                   0.2
      CENTURION T.A.A.                         0.3
      GOLDMAN SACHS ASIA GROWTH                0.4
      AMT CAPITAL HLM INTERNATIONAL EQUITY     0.4
      COLONIAL NEWPORT TIGER Z                 0.4
      MATTHEWS ASIAN CONVERTIBLE SECURITIES    0.4
      EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL EQUITY B         0.5
      FIDELITY SOUTHEAST ASIA                  0.5
      DFA INTERNATIONAL SMALL CAP VALUE        0.6
      EV TRADITIONAL GREATER CHINA GROWTH      0.6
      GAM ASIAN CAPITAL                        0.7
      T. ROWE PRICE NEW ASIA                   0.7
      REGIS MJI INTERNATIONAL EQUITY           0.7
      SIT DEVELOPING MARKETS GROWTH            0.8
      SCUDDER GOLD                             0.8
      TCW GALILEO EMERGING MARKETS             0.9
      VOYAGEUR INTERNATIONAL EQUITY A          1.0
      
      

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