Table: The Best Bond Funds

TAXABLE FUNDS

TOTAL RETURN*

SMITH BARNEY HIGH INCOME Z 9.73% STRONG ADVISOR AGG. HIGH-YLD. BOND A 9.16 DEUTSCHE HIGH-YIELD BOND INV. 7.90 BUFFALO HIGH-YIELD 7.78 CALVERT INCOME A 7.60 CALVERT SOCIAL INV. BOND A 7.33 AFBA FIVE-STAR HIGH YIELD 7.18 PILGRIM HIGH-YIELD II Q 6.84 MFS HIGH-YIELD A 6.71 STRONG HIGH-YIELD BOND INV. 6.33

TAX-FREE FUNDS

TOTAL RETURN*

PIMCO MUNICIPAL BOND A 3.08% ALLIANCE MUNI INCOME N.J. A 3.05 MAS MUNI INST. 2.91 ALLIANCE MUNI INCOME OHIO A 2.80 ALLIANCE MUNI INCOME PA A 2.76 LEBENTHAL N.J. MUNICIPAL BOND 2.71 MERRILL LYNCH FLA. LTD. MAT. MUNI 2.69 ALLIANCE INC. MUNI NATIONAL A 2.67 LORD ABBETT MI. TAX-FREE INCOME A 2.64 OFFITBANK NATIONAL MUNICIPAL SELECT 2.63

* Appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends and capital gains before taxes, Jan. 1 through March 27, 2001

Data: Standard & Poor's

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