Table: Best of Breed

Rated against their peers, these funds each earned an A for five-year, risk-adjusted total returns. Not all categories have ratings, since some lack enough funds with the history needed to perform a ratings review.

AVERAGE ANNUAL FUND TOTAL RETURN (%)*

ALL CAP CALAMOS GROWTH A** 26.8 WEITZ PARTNERS VALUE 21.6 WEITZ VALUE 21.0

DIVERSIFIED EMERGING MARKETS DREYFUS EMERGING MARKETS ** 3.9 EVERGREEN EMERGING MARKETS. GR. A** -1.9 OPPENHEIMER DEVELOPING MARKETS A** 8.4

DIVERSIFIED PACIFIC/ASI MERRILL LYNCH PACIFIC B** 2.3

DOMESTIC HYBRID AMERICAN BALANCED A 11.8 DODGE & COX BALANCED 12.9 FIDELITY BALANCED 11.7 JANUS BALANCED 12.9 LEUTHOLD CORE INVESTMENT** 10.9 MAIRS & POWER BALANCED** 12.0 MERGER 10.6 OAKMARK EQUITY & INCOME I** 16.8 OPPENHEIMER QUEST BAL. VALUE B 15.1 PAX WORLD BALANCED 11.9 T. ROWE PRICE CAPITAL APPRECIATION 12.1 SMITH BARNEY SECURITY & GROWTH A** 13.5 THOMPSON PLUM BALANCED** 13.8 TRANSAMERICA PREMIER BALANCED INV.** 15.9 VAN KAMPEN EQUITY INCOME A 13.4 VANGUARD WELLESLEY INCOME 10.0 WELLS FARGO GROWTH BALANCED I 11.7 WELLS FARGO MODERATE BALANCED I** 10.0 WELLS FARGO STRATEGIC INCOME I** 8.6 VANGUARD LIFESTRATEGY INCOME 8.4

EUROPE MERRILL LYNCH EUROFUND B** 9.0 MUTUAL EUROPEAN Z** 15.6

FINANCIAL FBR SMALL CAP FINANCIAL A** 16.2

FOREIGN AMERICAN CENTURY INTL. DISCOVERY INV. 11.9 ARTISAN INTERNATIONAL 13.3 FIDELITY DIVERSIFIED INTERNATIONAL** 9.2 FIRST EAGLE SOGEN OVERSEAS A** 9.4 JANUS ASPEN INTL. GROWTH INSTL. 10.3 JULIUS BAER INTERNATIONAL EQUITY A** 14.0 NATIONS INTL. VALUE INV. A** 13.2 PILGRIM INTL. SMALL CAP GROWTH A** 15.6 PILGRIM INTERNATIONAL VALUE A 12.3 PUTNAM INTERNATIONAL GROWTH A 10.4 PUTNAM INTERNATIONAL VOYAGER A 12.8 SCHWAB MARKETMANAGER INTL.** 8.4 UMB SCOUT WORLWIDE** 8.4

HEALTH VANGUARD HEALTH CARE 23.6

INTERNATIONAL HYBRID CAPITAL INCOME BUILDER A 9.6

LARGE-CAP BLEND FEDERATED CAPITAL APPREC. A 15.2 FIRST GROWTH & INCOME 14.7 GATEWAY 7.9 GMO U.S. CORE III 13.1 LEGG MASON EQUITY TRUST VALUE PRIM. 16.7 MASTERS SELECT EQUITY** 13.5 MOSAIC EQUITY TR. INVESTORS** 12.7 PARNASSUS INCOME EQUITY INC.** 13.9 SSGA GROWTH & INCOME** 13.8 THORNBURG VALUE A 16.5 U.S. GLOBAL LEADERS GROWTH** 14.2 VICTORY DIVERSIFIED STOCK A 14.3

LARGE-CAP GROWTH ABN AMRO CHICAGO GR. & INC. N** 13.4 AMANA GROWTH** 15.0 AMSOUTH LARGE EQUITY A** 14.1 ARK CAPITAL GROWTH RETAIL A** 15.0 BRAMWELL GROWTH** 13.0 DREYFUS APPRECIATION 10.8 EATON VANCE TAX-MGD. GROWTH 1.1 B 11.6 EXETER TAX MANAGED A** 13.1 GE PREMIER GROWTH EQUITY A** 14.7 GROWTH FUND OF AMERICA A 18.1 HERITAGE CAPITAL APPRECIATION A** 17.7 HERITAGE GROWTH EQUITY A** 18.1 JANUS CORE EQUITY 15.8 JANUS GROWTH & INCOME 15.8 JENSEN** 15.0 MSF CORE GROWTH A** OAK GROWTH 15.3 SMITH BARNEY AGGRESSIVE GROWTH A 26.3 WELLS FARGO LARGE COMPANY GROWTH I 14.7 WHITEHALL GROWTH SVC. ** 14.5

LARGE-CAP VALUE AIM BASIC VALUE A 16.7 AMERISTOCK GROWTH** 17.1 DODGE & COX STOCK 15.6 EXCELSIOR VALUE & RESTRUCTURING 16.3 FIDELITY DIVIDEND GROWTH 15.4 GABELLI EQUITY INCOME AAA** 11.7 LIBERTY GROWTH & INCOME B 15.0 LONGLEAF PARTNERS 14.8 MATTHEW 25** 15.3 MFS VALUE A 14.9 MUHLENKAMP 16.0 PBHG LARGE CAP VALUE** 18.6 SEQUOIA 16.5 VAN KAMPEN COMSTOCK A 15.7 WADDELL & REED ADV. ACCUMULATIVE A 15.2

MID-CAP BLEND FOUNTAINHEAD SPECIAL VALUE** 19.8 OSTERWEIS** 19.8

MID-CAP GROWTH BRIDGEWAY AGGRESSIVE INVESTOR I** 25.6 FIDELITY ADVISOR MID CAP T 18.1 FIDELITY MID CAP STOCK 18.7 TURNER MID CAP GROWTH 21.4 VANGUARD CAPITAL OPPORTUNITY 20.7 VANGUARD PRIMECAP 17.0

MID-CAP VALUE CLIPPER 18.2 GABELLI VALUE A 18.5 OAKMARK SELECT I 26.7 PIMCO RENAISSANCE C 21.4

MISCELLANEOUS INVESCO LEISURE INV. 21.1

NATURAL RESOURCES AMERICAN GAS INDEX** 10.8

PACIFIC/ASIA EX-JAPAN MATTHEWS ASIAN GROWTH & INCOME** 6.5 PHOENIX ABERDEEN NEW ASIA A** -4.1

PRECIOUS METALS FIRST EAGLE SOGEN GOLD** -6.9

REAL ESTATE SECURITY CAPITAL U.S. REAL ESTATE** 10.0 WASATCH CORE GROWTH** 19.9

SMALL-CAP BLEND BRIDGEWAY ULTRA SMALL COMPANY** 18.8 WASATCH CORE GROWTH** 22.3

SMALL-CAP GROWTH ARK SMALL CAP EQUITY RETAIL A** 22.2 FMI FOCUS** 35.0 FIDELITY EXPORT & MULTINATIONAL 17.0 FIRST AMERICAN MICROCAP Y** 25.4 MERRILL LYNCH MASTER SM. CAP VALUE B 17.8 NEEDHAM GROWTH** 24.6 QUAKER AGGRESSIVE GROWTH** 26.6 RS DIVERSIFIED GROWTH A 22.9 TOUCHSTONE EMERGING GROWTH A** 21.7 WASATCH MICRO CAP** 34.6 WASATCH SMALL CAP GROWTH 22.0

SMALL-CAP VALUE GAMERICA CAPITAL A** 18.8 MERIDIAN VALUE 25.0 ROYCE LOW PRICED STOCK 19.7 ROYCE OPPORTUNITY INV.** 18.7 ROYCE TRUST & GIFTSHARES INV.** 23.1 STATE STREET RESEARCH AURORA A 21.4

TECHNOLOGY KINETICS INTERNET** 44.2 WADDELL & REED ADV. SCI. & TECH. A 20.9

UTILITIES LIBERTY UTILITIES A 14.0 STRONG DIVIDEND INCOME** 11.8

WORLD ATLAS ASSETS GLOBAL GROWTH A** 15.5 MUTUAL DISCOVERY Z 11.8 PURISIMA TOTAL RETURN** 13.8 TWEEDY BROWNE GLOBAL VALUE 12.9 OPPENHEIMER GLOBAL A 14.8

* 1997-2001, appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends and capital gains before taxes ** Fund data in BusinessWeek Online

Data: Standard & Poor's

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