Table: Bloated Growth Funds

Returns can suffer if funds get too large

ASSETS* RELATIVE FUND/SYMBOL (billions) PERFORMANCE**

PUTNAM NEW OPPORTUNITIES A (PNOPX) $18.9 -22.1% JANUS TWENTY (JAVLX) 17.7 -15.9 MFS EMERGING GROWTH B (MEGBX) 15.5 -18.2 FIDELITY AGGRESSIVE GROWTH (FDEGX) 12.3 -28.7 FIDELITY OTC (FOCPX) 9.2 -24.1 PUTNAM VISTA A (PVISX) 7.3 -10.9 AIM WEINGARTEN A (WEINX) 6.6 -16.6 AXP GROWTH A (INIDX) 6.3 -16.0

* Total assets for all share classes combined ** The fund's total return relative to similar funds over the three quarters ended Mar. 31, 2001

Data: Morningstar

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