Table: Taking the Fund Route

BusinessWeek rates mutual funds based on their five-year, risk-adjusted returns. These funds each earned an A, the top rating, when rated against other emerging-market funds.

TOTAL RETURN* ------------------------------------ FUND/(SYMBOL) QTR. 1-YR. 3-YR. 5-YR. DREYFUS EMERGING MARKETS (DRFMX) 12.3% 22.5% 14.8% 4.7% EVERGREEN EMG. MKTS. GR. A (EMGAX) 13.5 19.7 5.4 -0.3 OPPENHEIMER DEVELOPING MKTS. A (ODMAX) 14.0 11.1 20.0 8.3 T. ROWE PRICE INTL. EMG. MKTS. STOCK** (PRMSX) 11.1 14.8 9.8 -0.5 SSGA EMERGING MARKETS** (SSEMX) 12.5 18.0 5.8 -1.9

* Appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends and capital gains before taxes for time periods ending Mar. 31, 2002. Three- and five-year returns are annualized.

** Rating B+, BusinessWeek's second-highest rating

Data: BusinessWeek, Standard & Poor's

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