Table: The Worst Equity Funds

FUND TOTAL RETURN*

MERRILL LYNCH FOCUS TWENTY B -69.00% BERKSHIRE FOCUS -68.52 BERKSHIRE TECHNOLOGY -68.07 PROFUNDS ULTRAOTC PROFUND INV. -64.99 VAN WAGONER MID CAP GROWTH -63.95 VAN WAGONER POST VENTURE -62.03 VAN WAGONER TECHNOLOGY -61.74 VAN KAMPEN TECHNOLOGY A -61.67 VAN WAGONER EMERGING GROWTH -59.77 PILGRIM GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS A -59.33 FIRSTHAND COMMUNICATIONS -58.61 DELAWARE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION INSTL. -58.26 BLACK OAK EMERGING TECHNOLOGY -57.30 NBP TRUECROSSINGS TECHNOLOGY -57.07 JACOB INTERNET -56.87 AMERINDO INTERNET B2B A -56.81 AMERITOR INVESTMENT -56.43 GRAND PRIX A -55.92 IPO PLUS AFTERMARKET -53.94 FIRST AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY Y -53.28 WILLAMETTE TECHNOLOGY -53.11 OPPENHEIMER EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Y -52.91 MONETTA LARGE CAP EQUITY -52.64 AIM GLOBAL TELECOM AND TECH A -52.61 AXP INNOVATIONS A -52.53 PILGRIM INTERNET A -52.25 J.P. MORGAN H&Q TECHNOLOGY A -52.21 INVESCO TELECOMMUNICATIONS INV. -52.01 MERRILL LYNCH PREMIER GROWTH B -51.67 AMERINDO TECHNOLOGY A -50.81 ORBITEX EMERGING TECHNOLOGY A -50.63 CONSECO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Y -50.57 IVY GLOBAL SCIENCE & TECH ADV. -50.22 IPS NEW FRONTIER -49.86 RED OAK TECHNOLOGY SELECT -49.82 BERGER NEW GENERATION INSTL -49.59 AMERITOR SECURITY TRUST -49.55 BOYLE MARATHON -49.31 POTOMAC INTERNET PLUS -49.17 PBHG TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS -48.60 INVESTEC INTERNET.COM INDEX -48.57 WWW INTERNET -48.54 FIRSTHAND E-COMMERCE -48.42 RIGGS LARGE CAP GROWTH R -47.93 LOOMIS SAYLES AGGRESSIVE GROWTH RETAIL -47.92 NORTHERN GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS -47.60 FIDELITY AGGRESSIVE GROWTH -47.55 ALPHA ANALYTICS DIGITAL FUTURE -47.20 IDEX MUNDER NET50 A -47.20 IDEX PILGRIM BAXTER TECHNOLOGY A -46.93

* Appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends and capital gains before taxes, Jan. 1 through Dec. 12, 2001

Data: Standard & Poor's

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